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Arizona State's Cydney Sanders named 2022 Pac-12 Softball Freshman of the Year

May 10, 2022
The talented freshman enters the final weekend of the regular season leading all Pac-12 freshmen in batting average (.425), slugging percentage (.950), on base percentage (.557), runs scored (45), RBIs (52), home runs (17), total bases (114) and walks (34). The Pac-12 Freshman of the Year has been an impactful piece to the Sun Devils' roster, as she lead Arizona State to its longest winning streak since 2013 (20), the fifth time in program history that the Sun Devils had won 20 straight. During the 20-game span, Sanders tallied nine home runs, which led the team and conference during that span. She made national headlines as she was tabbed a top-25 finalist for both the 2022 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year and the Schutt Sports/NFCA DI National Freshman of the Year awards.