The Today’s Top 10 awardees were selected by the NCAA Honors Committee, composed of representatives from NCAA member schools and conferences, as well as nationally distinguished citizens, including past awardees.
The award recognizes former student-athletes for their exceptional athletic and academic achievements, as well as their contributions to their campuses and communities.
Rogers was named the 2023 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division I National Pitcher of the Year and was named a 2023 NFCA, D1Softball.com and Softball America first-team All-American. The three-time NFCA All-Southeast Region first-team honoree was the 2023 NCAA softball statistical champion for lowest number of hits allowed per seven innings with 3.21.
A native of Athens, Tennessee, Rogers was named to the All-SEC first-team and SEC All-Tournament team three times during her illustrious career on Rocky Top. The 2023 CSC Academic All-American of the Year and 2023 SEC Softball Scholar Athlete of the Year also received the Elite 90 Award for Division I Softball during the 2023 season.
Bolstering her strong academic credentials, Rogers was named to the Academic All-America and Academic All-District teams for three consecutive years and was the University of Tennessee Female Nominee for the SEC Boyd McWhorter Scholarship. The three-time Easton/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar Athlete was also awarded the 2023 Volunteer of Distinction Award for Outstanding Scholar Athlete.
On the diamond, Rogers has competed with TC Colorado and has played against various national teams including Team USA, the Netherlands and Australia, and was a member of the 2022 Canada Cup Silver Medalist team.
A Tennessee team captain and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee team representative, Rogers served on the Health and Wellness SAAC Subcommittee and the Office of Community Outreach SAAC Subcommittee. She also served on the Faculty Senate Athletics Committee which focused on improvements for student-athletes at Tennessee.
Rogers has volunteered with Tennessee Special Olympics and has worked as a softball camp counselor and private pitching instructor. She has also volunteered at events for annual…