Former Lakewood Ranch High softball star Ashley Hanewich is starting to rev it up at Wisconsin.
Hanewich recently finished her junior season for the Badgers on tear hitting .474 over her last seven games. She completed her season with .273 Big Ten Conference batting average, slugged four homers and batted .233 for her 20-31 team that was 5-13 in league play.
Always a top student, Hanewich also was named to the Big 10 All-Academic team for the second straight season. Among her season highlights were two walk-off homers. She hit a single season personal high four homers in 2010 and for her career she has six triples to rank fourth all-time at Wisconsin.
The right handed hitter topped her team against lefties with a .556 batting average and batting in the leadoff spot had a .391 batting average. Her 19 runs scored this past season more than doubled her out-put for her freshman and sophomore years.