LOUISVILLE, Ky. - For the second consecutive season, LSU softball centerfielder Ciara Briggs earned the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, presented by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA).
In 59 starts, Briggs concluded the 2023 season with a perfect fielding percentage after tallying 83 putouts and four assists in 87 chances. With two consecutive seasons without committing an error, Briggs currently ranks No. 7 in program history with a .990 career fielding percentage in 291 chances. Briggs also finished the season with a productive .347 batting average behind 68 hits, 24 RBI and a team-high 46 runs scored.
Although Briggs is the only LSU softball player to win the award at the collegiate level, she is the second Gold Glove Award winner in the program's history after A.J. Andrews became the first woman to receive a Rawlings Gold Glove Award in 2016 as a professional outfielder for the Akron Racers.
Briggs is the lone SEC representative among the 2023 winners.
Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc., the creator of the Gold Glove Award celebrating defensive excellence in baseball since 1957, has made Division I softball athletes eligible to win the award in its 66-year history beginning in 2022.
|Valerie Cagle, Clemson||Pitcher|
|Aly Kaneshiro, Stanford||Catcher|
|Sarah Seamans, Pittsburgh||First Base|
|Allie Skaggs, Arizona||Second Base|
|Payton Lincavage, Rutgers||Third Base|
|Grace Lyons, Oklahoma||Shortstop|
|Emily Vinson, Longwood||Leftfield|
|Ciara Briggs, LSU||Center Field|
|Madison Huskey, Washington||Right Field|