Lawrie One Of Four Finalists For Honda Award For Softball

June 1, 2010

Danielle Lawrie has been named one of four finalists for the 2009-10 Honda Award for softball, the Collegiate Women's Sports Awards announced today. The winner of the award will be announced this Saturday and will then be eligible for the Honda-Broderick Award, given annually to the collegiate woman athlete of the year for all sports.

Lawrie, who will find out Tuesday evening if she's won the ASA/USA Softball National Player of the Year award for the second straight season, was named a finalist for the Honda Award alongside Chelsea Bramlett of Mississippi State, Megan Langenfield of UCLA and Jen Yee of Georgia Tech.

Langenfeld and Yee are also the other two finalists for the ASA/USA Softball award.

Lawrie, a senior from Langley, B.C., will lead the Huskies into the 2010 NCAA Women's College World Series, which gets underway Thursday, when Washington faces Georgia. The Huskies, the unanimous No. 1-ranked team in both major polls, won the WCWS championship last year.

Lawrie is currently 40-3 with a 1.00 earned run average and 478 strikeouts in 288.1 innings. She also leads the UW with 15 home runs, 57 runs batted in and a slugging percentage of .616. She has already earned first-team All-Pacific Region, first-team All-Pac-10 and was named the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year for a second straight season. She won the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week award a record eight times during the 2010 season and also won five different National Player of the Week honors.

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