Moultrie is SEC Player of Year


Florida Gators batter Michelle Moultrie celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run to lead off the game against the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Gainesville. Moultrie was named SEC Player of the Year by the league Wednesday.

Matt Stamey/ Staff photographer
Published: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 11:32 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 11:32 a.m.

Florida senior outfielder Michelle Moultrie was named SEC Player of the Year by the league Wednesday.

Facts

SEC Tournament

Who: No. 3 seed Florida (44-10) vs. No. 6 LSU (34-21)
When: Noon on Thursday
Where: Rhoads Stadium, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
TV: ESPNU
Radio: 104.9-FM

The Gators (44-10) take on LSU (34-21) at noon Thursday in the first round of the SEC Tournament in Tuscaloosa, Ala. A win would put UF in Friday's 3 p.m. semifinal vs. the Tennessee-Auburn winner. Friday's winners meet for the title at 8 p.m. Saturday.




Moultrie became the second consecutive and fourth UF player to be named league player of the year. Kelsey Bruder won the award last year.

Moultrie has 23 bunt singles on the year and leads the SEC in batting average (.395) and fielding percentage (1.000). Moultrie also ranks third in the SEC in hits, doubles and on‐base percentage, and is fifth in runs scored and slugging percentage.

Making the All-SEC second team are pitcher Hannah Rogers and catcher Kelsey Horton. Pitcher Alyssa Bache, infielders Sami Fagan and Lauren Haeger and outfielder Jessica Damico made the All-SEC freshman team. Rogers and Moultrie made the SEC All-Defensive team.

Alabama's Jackie Traina earned Pitcher of the Year honors and Alabama's Pat Murphy was selected as Coach of the Year. Freshman of the Year was awarded to Arkansas' Devon Wallace.

Jennifer Fenton (Alabama) and Brittany Mack (LSU) were voted Co-Scholar-Athletes of the Year. The awards were voted on by the league's head coaches.

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