Recognized as the most accomplished pitcher in the game her final two years, All-American pitcher and infielder Nancy Evans turned in on of the more complete seasons in 1998 to earn the Honda Softball Award as the nation's best. In the circle, she tied her own Arizona victories mark with back-to-back 36-2 records and recorded a career best earned run average of 0.98. Nancy was a repeat first team All-American and All-Pacific Region selection, a four time All-Pac-10 honoree and was three times picked Pac-10 pitcher of the week and was named to the College World Series All-Tournament team. Equally impressive were her academic credentials - a first team GTE Academic All-American and the GTE Academic Member of the Year. She was a national nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year award given for overall scholastics, community service and athletic achievement.