April 30, 2003
The Amateur Softball Association announced Wednesday the top 10 finalists for the 2003 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award. Senior Lovie Jung and Freshman Alicia Hollowell were named finalists for the award.
The award is designed to recognize outstanding athletic achievement by female collegiate softball players across the country. The 10 finalists for the USA Softball Player of the Year Award are:
Lauren Bay Oklahoma State Lindsay Chouinard DePaul Keira Goerl UCLA Alicia Hollowell Arizona Lovie Jung Arizona Jessica van der Linden Florida State Iyhia McMichael Mississippi State Tairia Mims UCLA Cat Osterman Texas Natasha Watley UCLA
The top three finalists will be announced May 13 and the winner of the 2003 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award will be honored on May 21 at the opening ceremonies of the NCAA College World Series in Oklahoma City, Ok. UCLA catcher Stacey Nuveman was selected as the inaugural winner of the award in 2002.