CSU's Hannah Rose Corbin Selected as NFCA National Freshman of the Year Finalist

CSU's Hannah Rose Corbin Selected as NFCA National Freshman of the Year Finalist

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Columbus State University softball player Hannah Rose Corbin has been announced as one of the eight finalists for the 2019 Schutt Sports / NFCA Division II National Freshman of the Year award. The winner of the eight finalists, one from each of the NCAA's eight regions, will be announced on Wednesday, May 22 at the NCAA Division II Softball Championship Banquet in Denver, Colo.

Corbin was selected by the NFCA to the All-Region second team after her superb freshman campaign. While hitting in the leadoff spot for the Lady Cougars, Corbin carried a .318 batting average with an OBP of .519. She showcased her power behind the plate this season smacking eight home runs with 32 RBIs and 42 runs scored.

The freshman also helped CSU inside the circle after finishing 10-6 with an ERA of 2.04 and 92 strikeouts. Corbin threw six complete games this season in only ten starts for the Lady Cougars.

Her dual threat capabilities garnered her the Peach Belt Conference Freshman of the Year award along with being an All-PBC selection.

This is the first time that any Columbus State University softball player has been selected as a finalist for the award. Created in 2015, the award honors the outstanding athletic achievement among freshmen softball student-athletes throughout NCAA Division II.

2019 Schutt Sports/NFCA DII National Freshman of the Year Finalists

Hannah Rose Corbin, Designated Player/Pitcher, Columbus State

Erin DelPierre, Outfield, Bloomsburg

Khmari Edwards, Second Base, Cameron

Lydia Goble, Third Base, Grand Valley State

Teala Howard, Outfield, West Florida

Bailey McKittrick, Pitcher, Central Oklahoma

Brylynn Vallejos, Outfield, San Francisco State

Emily Whitman, Second Base, Adelphi

Past winners

2018 - Callie Nunes, Concordia Irvine

2017- Autumn Humes, Harding University

2016 - Charlotte Romero, Colorado Christian

2015 - Janessa Bassett, Dixie State