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Haeger a finalist for
player of the year

Written by Andrew Spivey, May 20, 2015, 0 Comments,
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OKLAHOMA CITY - University of Florida senior Lauren Haeger<http://www.gatorzone.com/softball/bios.php?year=2015&player_id=57> is one of three finalists for the 2015 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year, announced Wednesday<http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Softball/News/2015/May/20/Top-3-Finalists-for-Player-of-the-Year> by the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA). The other finalists are Oregon pitcher Cheridan Hawkins and Michigan infielder Sierra Romero.



A four-time NFCA All-Southeast Region First Team selection, Haeger has played in more games (253) than any other active Division I softball player. The 2013 All-American is the Gators' all-time leader in home runs (67 - also the Southeastern Conference [SEC] record), RBI (252), total bases (472), walks (168) and intentional walks (17). Haeger additionally ranks among the all-time UF leaders in ERA (eighth, 1.79), wins (fifth, 67) and strikeouts (seventh, 500).



The 2015 SEC Pitcher of the Year stands among the national leaders this season in ERA (eighth, 1.34), wins (20th, 26), RBI (25th, 63) and shutouts (13th, nine). In addition, Haeger is the first player in NCAA history to hit 60 home runs and win 60 games in a career. The fourth-year Gator also was selected by the Dallas Charge<http://www.gatorzone.com/story.php?id=30290> in the 2015 National Pro Fastpitch Draft.



ASA will announce the 2015 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year at a banquet on Tuesday, two days before the Women's College World Series begins. Haeger and the Gators will host Kentucky in a Super Regional on Saturday and Sunday, with the winner advancing to Oklahoma City.

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OKLAHOMA CITY - University of Florida senior Lauren Haeger<http://www.gatorzone.com/softball/bios.php?year=2015&player_id=57> is one of three finalists for the 2015 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year, announced Wednesday<http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Softball/News/2015/May/20/Top-3-Finalists-for-Player-of-the-Year> by the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA). The other finalists are Oregon pitcher Cheridan Hawkins and Michigan infielder Sierra Romero.



A four-time NFCA All-Southeast Region First Team selection, Haeger has played in more games (253) than any other active Division I softball player. The 2013 All-American is the Gators' all-time leader in home runs (67 - also the Southeastern Conference [SEC] record), RBI (252), total bases (472), walks (168) and intentional walks (17). Haeger additionally ranks among the all-time UF leaders in ERA (eighth, 1.79), wins (fifth, 67) and strikeouts (seventh, 500).



The 2015 SEC Pitcher of the Year stands among the national leaders this season in ERA (eighth, 1.34), wins (20th, 26), RBI (25th, 63) and shutouts (13th, nine). In addition, Haeger is the first player in NCAA history to hit 60 home runs and win 60 games in a career. The fourth-year Gator also was selected by the Dallas Charge<http://www.gatorzone.com/story.php?id=30290> in the 2015 National Pro Fastpitch Draft.



ASA will announce the 2015 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year at a banquet on Tuesday, two days before the Women's College World Series begins. Haeger and the Gators will host Kentucky in a Super Regional on Saturday and Sunday, with the winner advancing to Oklahoma City.

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