Florida State outfielder/pitcher Jessica van der Linden has been named the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 10-16.

Van der Linden, a junior from Cerritos, Calif., led Florida State to a 4-0 record and the championship of the Sunshine State Tournament. She hit .692 (9-for-13), scored three runs, hit two doubles, drove in five runs, had 11 total bases, slugged .846 and was on base 12 times in 16 at-bats (.750).

Against Middle Tennessee, she went 3-for-4 with three RBI?s and three runs scored in an 11-0 win over the Blue Raiders.

Van der Linden also shined inside the circle, going 2-0 in starts overIowa State and Middle Tennessee.

Against the Cyclones, she gave up three hits and one earned run in five innings of work. The junior struck out eight in a complete game performance against Middle Tennessee.

"This is such an honor," said van der Linden. "It is great to be able to play well and help my team in whatever way I can. I am thankful for that and to the NFCA because this is a special honor."

The Seminoles are 9-3 on the season and ranked No. 11 in the latest USA Today/NFCA Top 25 poll.Florida State continues its season at this weekend's NFCA Leadoff Classic.

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