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UCLA's Megan Faraimo named 2022 Pac-12 Softball Pitcher of the Year

May 10, 2022
The 2019 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and a 2021 NFCA First Team All-American, Faraimo adds to her historic UCLA career with her first Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year award. The 2022 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Top-25 Finalist claimed two Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week honors this season and became the 17th pitcher in program history to reach 50 career wins. Faraimo is second in program history in solo perfect games (3) and total perfect games (4) and already holds the Bruins' single-season saves record (6). Entering the final weekend of the regular season, she leads the Pac-12 in strikeouts (244), batters struck out while looking (59), saves (6) and appearances (35). Her career-high 18 strikeouts against then-No. 17 Tennessee on Feb. 26 are the conference's best this season. Compiling an 18-4 record to lead the sixth-ranked Bruins, she has tallied nine double-digit strikeout games and surrendered more than five hits only four times. Faraimo has also been named to the All-Pac-12 first team for the third consecutive season.