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Plain Named Finalist For USA Softball Collegiate Player Of The Year

May 19, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY - Gabbie Plan was named as one of the three finalists for USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year. Plain is the first Husky since Danielle Lawrie in 2010 to be named one of the three finalists for the award.

Plain could join Lawrie as the only Huskies ever to be named the national Player of the Year. Lawrie earned the award in both 2009 and 2010. Plain has already earned Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year this season, joining Lawrie and Jennifer Spediacci as the only Huskies to ever do so.

The Australian leads the nation in strikeouts with over 300, the fourth Husky ever to strike out 300 or more batters in a single year. Plain started the season 23-0, the longest undefeated start by a Husky in school history. Her 29 wins are currently second in the nation: one more win would make Plain the fifth Husky ever with a 30-win season. 

In 31 starts, Plain has thrown 22 complete games, with 11 of those shutouts. Twice this year she has thrown no-hitters, including a perfect game in the season opener and her second career Pac-12 no-hitter, against Utah. Her ERA has never raised above 1.25 all season long and currently sits at 1.19 in over 200 innings.

The winner of the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award will be announced on June 1 prior to the Women's College World Series. The presentation will be held virtually and will begin at 6:00 pm PT. Fans can watch the presentation live at

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