Tyanna Helton (Analy), a junior first baseman at William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa, has been named the Midwest Collegiate Conference Player of the Week.
Helton went 5 for 8 last week with a homer, two doubles, four walks and eight RBIs. Helton leads the Lady Statesmen (14-10) in batting average (.418), RBIs (23) is tied for the team lead with three home runs. She also has 11 walks and just one strikeout.
Not bad considering Helton had a cadaver meniscus transplant in her right knee when she played at Palomar College in 2006. Doctors broke her right thigh bone and straightened it 13 degrees so it would ride evenly on the new meniscus.