OKLAHOMA CITY - USA Softball, the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States, announced a list of 25 finalists for the 2021 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year. The USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award recognizes the outstanding athletic achievement by NCAA Division I female student-athletes across the country.
The finalists include three graduate students, 10 seniors, nine juniors, one sophomore and two freshmen, representing 20 NCAA Division I universities and seven athletic conferences. Among the universities, Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, UCLA and Washington are represented by two student-athletes while Arizona, Clemson, Duke, Florida, Fresno State, Kentucky, LSU, Michigan, Northern Iowa, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, and Virginia Tech have one student-athlete on the list.
The list of 25 finalists will be narrowed to 10 on May 5 before the top three finalists will be announced on May 19. The 2021 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year will be revealed prior to the 2021 NCAA Women’s College World Series (WCWS), which is set to take place June 3-9 at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex.
-- Courtesy of USA Softball