In the first of the final three series of the year, WKU (24-21, 10-11 C-USA) will travel down to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, for a three-game set against No. 18 Southern Miss (31-14, 15-6 C-USA), starting with the opener on Friday night at 6 p.m. CT.
Recognized for his success on and off the field, WKU sophomore Kaleb Duckworth was named to the 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District 2 Team on Thursday.
WKU's Jenessa Jackson took home her first career Conference USA Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week honor as announced by the league office Tuesday morning.
With the most draft picks in the state of Kentucky and tied for the most in Conference USA, the WKU Hilltoppers saw three players drafted while five more will have NFL opportunities following a successful 2016 NFL Draft weekend.
After one of the best performances on the mound in recent memory, WKU left-handed pitcher Ryan Thurston was named the Conference USA Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced on Monday.