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Stephens named to USA Softball’s Top 50 watch list

Posted January 28th, 2015

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Texas' Lindsey Stephens (13)  runs down a pop fly as Stephanie Ceo, ducks out of the way during action against Baylor on May 11, 2014.  Stephens was named to the USA Softball's Player of the Year watch list Wednesday.  RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Texas’ Lindsey Stephens (13) runs down a pop fly as Stephanie Ceo, ducks out of the way during action against Baylor on May 11, 2014. Stephens was named to the USA Softball’s Player of the Year watch list Wednesday. RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Texas softball junior outfielder Lindsey Stephens was selected as one of 50 players named to the annual USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year watch list.

The award has gone to a Longhorn three times in its 14 year history. However, former Longhorn Cat Osterman is the only player from Texas to win it, taking home the trophy in 2003, 2005 and 2006.

Stephens started all 58 games for Texas in 2014 in the outfield, ranking in the top 10 of nine different offensive categories in the Big 12. The Beaumont native hit .317 and led the Longhorns in RBIs (66), doubles (12), home runs (16), extra-base hits, total bases (134) and slugging percentage (.753). Her total bases marked the most from any Texas player in a single season.

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The Top 25 finalists for the award will be announced on April 8. The top 10 finalists will be announced on May 6 and the top three announced on May 20. The Player of the Year will be revealed on May 26.

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