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Florida Gators senior Michelle Moultrie is SEC Softball Player of the Year

38.jpgIt's been an impressive couple of weeks for Florida senior centerfielder Michelle Moultrie.

This past weekend she graduated from UF, earning a Business Administration degree. Today, she was named the SEC Player of the Year in softball, the league office announced.

Moultrie becomes the fourth Florida player to earn the Player of the Year honor, and is the second Gator to earn the accolade in as many years.  She has 23 bunt singles on the year and leads the SEC in batting average and fielding percentage. Moultrie also ranks third in the SEC in hits, doubles and on‐base percentage, and is fifth in runs scored and slugging percentage. She is also a Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award finalist, ranks 10th in the nation in runs per game and was named USA Softball National Player of the Week midway through the season for her play against Arkansas.

Moultrie's Gator teammates - pitcher Hannah Rogers and catcher Kelsey Horton (a former Durant standout) - were named to the All-SEC second team. Rogers and Moultrie were also named to the SEC All-Defensive team.

Gator pitcher Alyssa Bache, IF Lauren Haeger, IF Sami Fagan and OF Jessica Damico were all named to the SEC All-Freshman team.

The No. 3 seed  Gators open play in the SEC Tournament on Thursday against No. 6 LSU at noon. The game will be televised on ESPNU.


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 11:33am]


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