Skylar Wallace is currently the only player in the country with 65 or more runs (69), 55 or more RBI (55), 45 or more walks (49) and 30 or more stolen bases (30).
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Wallace, a redshirt-junior, has followed up her historic 2022 season where she was the only known player in NCAA Division I history since 2002 to score 70 or more runs, produce 70 or more hits, record 50 or more RBI and stolen bases, with another impressive season where she is currently the only player in the nation with 65 or more runs (69), 55 or more RBI (55), 45 or more walks (49) and 30 or more stolen bases (30).
This season, the Woodstock, Ga. native’s impressive stat line also include a 1.036 slugging percentage that leads all NCAA Division I players and she ranks second nationally in on base percentage (.610), second in triples (8), fourth in walks per game (0.94), fourth in total bases (142), fifth in batting average (.460) and seventh in home runs (19).
Joining Wallace as a finalist for one of the most prestigious awards in the sport is UCLA’s Maya Brady and Clemson’s two-way standout Valerie Cagle. When compared to the final three finalists, Wallace has the highest overall batting average and batting average against Top 25 opponents (.439).
Lauren Haeger & Kelly Barnhill are the only Gators to have won the prestigious award. Haeger earned the title in 2015 after leading Florida to the program’s second national championship and Barnhill secured the honor after having a historic season in 2017.
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