Jan. 28, 2009
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -
Senior Brette Reagan has been selected to the initial "Watch List" for the eighth annual USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year Award, the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) announced Wednesday.
Reagan, a three-time All-Big 12 selection, is the only three-time All-American in Lady Bear softball history. The Magnolia, Texas, native started all 45 games, hitting a career high .385 while adding 10 home runs, 10 doubles and 36 RBI. Heading into the 2009 season, the senior is second on the Baylor RBI list with 126 and is third on the home run list with 32. Last season Reagan set the new career record in walks with 109 in her career.
The award, which is considered one of the most prestigious honors in women's collegiate softball, is designed to recognize outstanding athletic achievement by female collegiate softball players across the country.
The 2009 Pre-Season Watch List is comprised of 50 players representing 32 schools and 13 different NCAA Division I Conferences.
The ASA will announce the 25 finalists on April 1. A player does not have to appear on the initial watch list to be considered as a top 25 finalist. However, once the top 25 finalists are named the winner of the award will come from that list. *Freshman qualify for the top 25 list once they have competed at the collegiate level.
Just days before the start of post-season play, a list of 10 finalists will be named and released on May 6. The final three finalists will be announced May 20 while the winner of the 2009 USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year Award will be announced prior to the start of the 2009 NCAA Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City.