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Lowe up for Honda-Broderick Award
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: May 29, 2007
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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University of Arizona senior outfielder Caitlin Lowe, a three-time first-team All-American and among Arizona's top players in history, has been named to the ballot for the Honda Softball Award as the top collegian in the sport.

The winner of the award becomes a candidate for the Honda-Broderick Cup presented annually to the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year.

Lowe joins Tennessee pitcher Monica Abbott and two Arizona State stars on the Honda Softball Award list, pitcher Katie Burkhart and outfielder Kaitlin Cochran.

The senior from Tustin, Calif., was a top 10 finalist for USA Softball Player of the Year and is a finalist for the Lowe's Senior Class Award, among other accolades. She is a four-time first-team All-Pac-10 and All-Pacific Region honoree and likely to earn her fourth All-America honor this week. She was named Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year for 2007.

Lowe is a career .449 hitter and one of just 12 players in NCAA history to have accumulated 300 hits, 200 runs and 100 stolen bases in a career.  She enters Arizona's 19th Women's College World Series appearance this week with 341 hits, 240 runs and 156 steals.

Arizona has had five Honda Award winners in softball -- pitcher Susie Parra (1994), infielder Jenny Dalton (1996), pitcher Nancy Evans (1998) and pitcher Jennie Finch twice (2001 and 2002).