Six Cougars earn honors at end-of-year banquet
PROVO, Utah – In addition to the various accolades earned during the 2018 softball season, six Cougars were recognized for their performances on and off the field, head coach Gordon Eakin announced at the end-of-year banquet.
Junior catcher Libby Sugg was named the team’s Most Valuable Player. Sophomore outfielder Rylee Jensen received Offensive Player of the Year while sophomore pitcher Kerisa Viramontes was awarded Defensive Player of the Year. Additionally, junior Emilee Erickson earned Most Inspirational Player, as voted by the players and coaches.
Senior pitcher Arianna Paulson and senior third baseman Caitlyn Alldredge both received Academic Player of the Year after earning GPAs of 3.90 and 3.79, respectively, during the 2017-18 academic year.
“As coaches, we are extremely proud of our 2018 Cougar softball team,” Eakin said. “In addition to winning the West Coast Conference Championship, this team set the bar in the classroom. Led by Arianna Paulson and Caitlyn Alldredge, we excelled in the classroom above all past BYU softball teams. They have set the bar high for future teams and players.”
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