Harrison and Fox Named to Preseason POY Watch List

Feb. 1, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Senior Andrea Harrison and sophomore Kellie Fox are two of 50 players named to the Watch List for the 2012 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award, as announced by the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America on Wednesday.

Now in its 11th year, the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award is designed to recognize outstanding achievements by female collegiate softball players across the country. Past recipients of the POY award include former Bruin Stacey Nuveman (2002).

While an athlete does not have to be on the Watch List to be considered for the Top 25 list, which will be announced on April 11, the eventual USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year will come from the Top 25 finalists. The Top 10 finalists will be announced May 9 and the top three will be announced on May 23. On May 29 prior to the start of the 2012 Women's College World Series, the POY will be revealed.

Harrison was named a first-team NFCA All-American, first-team NFCA All-West Region and first-team All-Pac-10 in 2011 after leading the Bruins in batting average (.409), home runs (15), runs batted in (52), total bases (126), hits (67), slugging (.768) and on base percentage (.512). She was also tied for first with 29 walks, tied for second with 12 doubles and third with 39 runs scored and seven hit by pitches.

Fox earned All-Pac-10 first team and Pac-10 All-Freshman squad accolades after placing tied for second on the team with 11 home runs, solo second with 45 RBI, a .608 slugging, eight sacrifice hits and six stolen bases, tied for first with 29 walks and third with a .342 batting average, 96 total bases and a .445 on base percentage.

The Bruins open the 2012 season next Thursday, Feb. 9 against Kentucky at 6 p.m. at Easton Stadium.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Tuesday, Mar 29
at Cal State Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
W, 5 - 4
Friday, Apr 01
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 16 - 6 (5)
Saturday, Apr 02
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 5 - 6
Sunday, Apr 03
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 4 - 1
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 9
Sunday, Apr 10
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 0 (6)
Monday, Apr 11
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Wednesday, Apr 13
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 0
Friday, Apr 15
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 8
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 5
Sunday, Apr 17
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 0 (5)
Saturday, Apr 23
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 8 - 6
Sunday, Apr 24
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 4 - 8
Monday, Apr 25
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 8 - 7
Friday, Apr 29
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 6
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Sunday, May 01
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 4
Friday, May 06
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 15 - 7 (5)
Saturday, May 07
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 8 - 0 (6)
Sunday, May 08
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Rained Out
Friday, May 20
vs. CSU Bakersfield
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Saturday, May 21
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
Sunday, May 22
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 4
Saturday, May 28
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 1 - 8
Sunday, May 29
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 2 - 1 (9)
Sunday, May 29
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 2 - 1
Thursday, Jun 02
vs. Auburn
Oklahoma City, OK
L, 3 - 10
Saturday, Jun 04
vs. Florida State
Oklahoma City, OK
L, 4 - 8
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