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Jung and Hollowell Finalists for USA Softball Player of the Year
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 30, 2003
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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:

Name School

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.