Olson has a tremendous week at the plate for the Gamecocks, hitting .522 with nine RBI, six extra-base hits and multi-hit games in all five contests. He had a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the ninth to give Carolina a 3-2 win over Valparaiso on Saturday. Olson then had a pair of home runs and drove in five in Sunday's 12-6 win.
On the season, Olson is hitting .385 with a team-best seven home runs, seven doublesand 20 RBI. He also leads the SEC in total bases (53) and is second in slugging percentage (.815).
This is the second straight week a Gamecock has been named a National Player of the Week. TJ Hopkins earned the honor on March 4 along with the NCBWA Co-Hitter of the Week accolade.