Two-time First-team All-American Oli Keohohou was named to the USA Collegiate Player of the Year Watch List for the second consecutive year.
PROVO -- Two-time First Team All-American Oli Keohohou was named to the Amateur Softball Association, the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States, initial watch list for the 2nd annual USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Award.
This award, which is considered the Heisman Trophy in women's collegiate softball and is the only national player of the year award, is designed to recognize outstanding athletic achievement by female collegiate softball players across the country.
Last season, Keohohou made the cut to the final 25 finalists after being named as a top four finalist for the Honda Sports Award during her freshman campaign in 2001.
The initial watch list is comprised of 40 players that represent 23 colleges and 11 different collegiate Conferences. Even if a player doesn't appear on the initial watch list, they are still eligible for the award.
The first 25 finalist will be announced on April 8th. The list will then be reduced to ten players on April 29th, with three finalists being named on May 13th. The winner of the 2003 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Award will be announced at the 2003 NCAA Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City. The winner will also be recognized during the ASA National Council Meeting in Orlando, FL, in November.
For more information go to www.usasoftball.com
Players name to Watch for Player of the Year Award
Nicole Barber, University of Georgia
Lauren Bay, Oklahoma State University
Tia Bollinger University of Washington
Liz Bouck, DePaul University
Kelli Braitsch, University of Oklahoma
Kara Brun, Arizona State University
Lindsay Chouinard, DePaul University
Megan Ciolli, University of Notre Dame
Jamie Clark, University of Washington
Selena Collins, Texas A&M University
Ashley Courtney, University of Alabama
Jodie Cox, Cal State Fullerton
Christina Enea, University of Oklahoma
Lindsay Gardner, University of Texas
Keira Goerl, UCLA
Alicia Hollowell, University of Arizona
Peaches James, University of Nebraska
Lovieanne Jung, University of Arizona
Oli Keohohou, Brigham Young University
Tara Knudsen, Georgia Tech University
Andrea Loman, University of Notre Dame
Jackie McClain, University of Alabama
Becky McMurtry, University of Louisiana-Lafayette
Tairia Mims, UCLA
Veronica Nelson, University of California-Berkeley
Tori Nyberg, Stanford University
Gina Oaks, Cal State Fullerton
Kim Ogee, University of Nebraska
Cat Osterman, University of Texas
Kristen Rivera, University of Washington
Courtney Scott, University of California-Berkeley
Jaime Southern, Fresno State University
Brandi Stuart, Florida State University
Jenny Topping, Cal State Fullerton
Mackenzie Vandergeest, Arizona
Lisa Wangler, Nebraska
Natasha Watley, UCLA
Kim Wendland, University of Georgia
Phelan Wright, Arizona State University
Marissa Young, University of Michigan