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Florida senior softball pitcher Stacey Nelson up for Honda Sports Award

Florida senior Stacey Nelson on Thursday was named one of four nominees for the 2008-09 Softball Honda Sports Award.

Nelson, the three-time All-American pitcher, was the 2009 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award winner and the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American of the Year. She also earned the SEC Pitcher of the Year honor two years in a row and she was named to the All-SEC first team and SEC All-Defensive team in 2008 and 2009. The righty (39-3) holds the lowest ERA (0.41) in the country and broke UF’s single-season shutout record this season (20).

Nelson will be the starting pitcher tonight when the Gators open play in the Women's College World Series tonight at 9 against Arizona.

The game can be seen live on ESPN.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 1:00pm]


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