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21 named to USA Softball Player of the Year Top 50

31 days ago
SEC Staff
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (January 24, 2024) - The Southeastern Conference leads all athletic conferences with 21 student-athletes named to the Top 50 Watch List for the 2024 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year.

The USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award, which is entering its 22nd season, recognizes outstanding athletic achievement by Division I female collegiate softball players across the nation. Previous recipients of the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award from SEC member institutions are Monica Abbott (Tennessee, 2007), Lauren Haeger (Florida, 2015) and Kelly Barnhill (Florida, 2017).

The Top 25 Finalists for the 2024 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award will be announced on Wednesday, May 1. While an athlete does not have to be on the Watch List to be considered for the Top 25, the eventual USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year will come from the Top 25 Finalists. The Top 10 Finalists will be revealed Wednesday, May 15 with the Top 3 being released Monday, May 20. The 2024 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year will be announced prior to the NCAA Women's College World Series (WCWS).

SEC on the USA Softball POTY Top 50 Watch List
Name School
Kayla Beaver Alabama
Nia Carter Arkansas
Rylin Hedgecock Arkansas
Reagan Johnson Arkansas
Maddie Penta Auburn
Kendra Falby Florida
Korbe Otis Florida
Skylar Wallace Florida
Jayda Kearney Georgia
Sara Mosley Georgia
Shelby Walters Georgia
Erin Coffel Kentucky
Stephanie Schnoover Kentucky
Sydney Berzon LSU
Ciara Briggs LSU
Taylor Pleasants LSU
Alex Honnold Missouri
Jenna Laird Missouri
Alana Vawter South Carolina
McKenna Gibson Tennessee
Kiki Milloy Tennessee