May 4, 2002
Arizona All-American pitcher Jennie Finch, the defending National Player of the Year as the Honda Softball Award winner, has been named one of 10 finalists for the inaugural USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Award.
The governing body of softball in the United State, the Amateur Softball Association pared a group of 25 nominees to 10 semi-finalists and will announce three finalists on May 31, with with winner to be announced June 7 during the ASA National Council meeting in Reno. Nev.
The 10 semi-finalists, in alphabetical order:
Jaime Clark, University of Washington
Jennie Finch, University of Arizona
Keira Goerl, UCLA
Nicole Myers, Florida Atlantic
Stacey Nuveman, UCLA
Catherine Osterman, University of Texas
Britni Sneed, LSU
Jamie Southern, Fresno State
Natasha Watley, UCLA
Phelan Wright, Arizona State