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
2018 - Callie Nunes, Concordia Irvine
2017- Autumn Humes, Harding University
2016 - Charlotte Romero, Colorado Christian
2015 - Janessa Bassett, Dixie State