Player of the Week Honors for Rathbone

ORLANDO, Fla. – UCF outfielder/designated hitter Jordan Rathbone was named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week on Monday, the league announced. The redshirt senior was instrumental in sweeping the then ranked No. 8 Auburn at Plainsman Park over the weekend, and a 4-0 record on the week.

The Spokane, Wash. native tamed the Tigers pitching staff over the weekend and was instrumental in the Black and Gold offense over the weekend. Rathbone led the charge hitting a .478 clip in the four games on the week, while collecting seven RBI's and slugging four homers – two on the road at Auburn.

Jeff Hakanson was also honored by the league, earning an honor roll mention after picking up two saves on the road at Auburn. Hakanson totaled 3.1 IP on the week with seven strikeouts in his three appearances.

UCF will continue its road trip as it travels to Bethune-Cookman on Tuesday, Feb. 25 for the Knights' second mid-week matchup of the season. Bethune-Cookman is coming off of a 1-2 weekend after playing a three-game set with Central Connecticut State.

The UCF baseball team is in its fourth season under head coach Greg Lovelady and will welcome seven teams from the 2019 NCAA Tournament to John Euliano Park in 2020. Click here or call (407) 823-1000 for ticket information.

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