Alcy Bush finished her career at Northwestern by being named the All-Big Ten Defensive Team selection at 1st base. It was a fitting capper for #14.
The graduate of Martin Luther King High School in California saw more playing time and improved steadily each season at Northwestern. She got in 3 games her freshman year, 20 as a sophomore, 48 as a junior and 51 as a senior. She finished her career with a .259 slugging percentage.
Alcy was as slick as could be at 1st base. She made difficult plays look easy. She was also awesome off the field, posing for pictures, talking and signing autographs for her young (and older) fans. It was a pleasure watching and covering her and the rest of the Wildcats. I wish Alcy success and happiness wherever her future takes her.
The Wildcats finished 25-29 overall and 10-13 in Big Ten Conference play. They ranked 8th in the 14 team conference.
Minnesota, 22-1 overall was dominant and Michigan, 20-13, wasn't far behind. Ohio State, 15-8 took 3rd. NU was only 5 games behind the Buckeyes.
I had a lot of fun covering the Wildcats this season and I hope to be back next season with even more coverage. Until then, you will periodically see coverage of Northwestern during the offseason.
Thank you to Director of Digital and Social Communications Doug Meffley, Head Coach Kate Drohan and the entire Northwestern University staff for their consideration and hospitality. For more information, check out NUSports.com. Go Cats.
Alcy Bush and me in Evanston, IL-May 2017.