Sophomore utility player Abby Weaver of the Virginia softball team has been named the ACC Player of the Week it was announced by the league office on Tuesday (March 15).

Weaver earned the honor for the first time in her career after helping the Cavaliers to a 3-1 week last week that included a run-rule victory over Maryland and a series win over No. 24 Notre Dame. The series win over the Irish was the first over a nationally-ranked team for the Hoos since the 2010 season.

She is the first Virginia player to garner the honor since Haley Busby the week of April 30, 2019.

Weaver hit .500 for the week with a three-run home, walk-off home run in game one against the Irish. The home run came with two outs and an 0-2 count as Weaver sent it into the bullpen beyond left field. The win gave Virginia it’s first win over a nationally-ranked team since the 2017 season and first home win over a nationally-ranked team since the 2011 season. She then drove in the first run in game two of the Friday doubleheader to start a four-run second inning in a game the Cavaliers won 6-1.