Stanford's Hansen Tabbed USA Softball National Player of the Year

STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford junior shortstop Ashley Hansen has been selected as USA Softball's Collegiate Player of the Year, the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA) announced today. Hansen is the first Cardinal player to earn this prestigious honor and just the second non-pitcher in the 10-year history of the award.

Hansen put up career offensive numbers in her third season on The Farm. She leads the nation in doubles per game (0.45), while ranking third in batting average (.495) and tied for ninth in on-base percentage (.558). The 2011 Pac-10 Player of the Year, Hansen leads the conference in batting average, on-base percentage, hits (95) and doubles (25).


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