Taylor Finalist for Player of the Year

MUTIGERS.COM Junior Rhea Taylor
Junior Rhea Taylor

April 7, 2010

Oklahoma City, Okla. – Junior Rhea Taylor has been selected as one of 25 finalists for the 2010 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year, as announced Tuesday by the American Softball Association (ASA) of America.

The award, considered the most prestigious honor in all of Division I women’s softball, is designed to recognize outstanding athletic achievement by female collegiate softball players across the country. 

This season, Taylor is hitting .425, the third best in the Big 12, with two home runs and 14 runs batted in this season.  She’s also scored 26 runs, has ripped seven doubles, tripled once, and has stolen 18 bases in 19 attempts.  Earlier this season, Taylor stole her 111th career base to set a new school record, breaking Julie Link’s record that stood since 1989.  Taylor is the first Top 25 finalist from Mizzou since Amanda Renth was selected back in 2007.

The Top 25 list represents 20 schools and seven different NCAA Division I Conferences. The list is comprised of 10 seniors, seven juniors,  one sophomore and seven freshman. The 2010 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year will be chosen from the 25 finalists.



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