Rogers nominated for ESPY Award

Hannah Rogers is a finalist for the ESPY Award for Best Female College Athlete after a strong postseason run that helped the Gators win their first national title in softball.

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Published: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 3:45 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 3:45 p.m.

Senior Florida pitcher Hannah Rogers is a nominee for the ESPY Award for Best Female College Athlete after leading Florida to its first softball national championship, ESPN announced Wednesday.

Rogers compiled a 30-8 record in her final season at UF, marking the third 30-win campaign of her career. The Lake Wales native went 7-0 with seven complete games and six shutouts in the NCAA tournament, and also earned the save in the championship-clinching win over Alabama on June 3.

A finalist for the Senior CLASS Award, Rogers is the first four-time All-American in Gator softball history. The right-hander finished her career as the NCAA’s active leader in victories (127), and she is the second UF pitcher to eclipse the 100-win mark (Stacey Nelson had 136 career wins between 2006-09). Rogers ranks second in Florida annals in wins, saves (14), complete games (108), shutouts (41), strikeouts (833) and appearances (191), while ranking sixth for lowest ERA (1.63).

Fans can visit the ESPYS website to cast their ballots thru July 16, when the annual awards show will be televised live at 9 p.m. on ESPN.

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