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Klingler Named To USA Softball Player Of The Year Watch List

Klingler Named To USA Softball Player Of The Year Watch List

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SEATTLE – After being named a Top Three Finalist a season ago, Baylee Klingler has been named to the 2023 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Top 50 Watch List.
Klingler had a 2022 campaign which saw her being named Pac-12 Player of the Year, the Pac-12’s first Triple Crown winner in 23 seasons and a unanimous First Team All-American in addition to her Top Three finish for National Player of the Year.
The fifth-year senior led the conference in batting average (.434), home runs (24) and RBI (71). In addition, Klingler was also recognized as the Pac-12 batting champion. Klingler’s home runs are the second-most by a Husky in program history, one behind Kristen Rivera’s 25 total homers in 2003. Her batting average is fifth-highest and RBI is fourth-most in a single-season.
The Top 50 Watch List highlights athletes from 26 universities and nine conference across the country. The Pac-12 has seven student-athletes named to the list.
Top 25 Finalists will be announced April 19 then Top 10 on May 3. The final three finalists will be announced on May 17 and the winner prior to the Women’s College World Series.
Washington begins its season in two weeks at the Mark Campbell Invitational in Irvine, Calif., running Feb. 9-12.
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