Phillips Finalists for Honda DII Athlete of the Year
DAHLONEGA, GA - The Board of The Collegiate Women Sports
Awards presented by Honda has announced that junior Sarah Phillips
has been nominated as a candidate for the 2009-2010 Division II
Athlete of the Year representing softball.
North Georgia pitcher Sarah Phillips was selected as the representative for softball, one of 11 sports winners to determine the Division II Athlete of the Year.
The winner, after nationwide balloting, will be awarded the Collegiate Women Athlete of the Year award for Division II. In addition to the honor of this selection, American Honda will donate $1,000 to the women's athletic fund at North Georgia, with the winner's university receiving $5,000.
Phillips pulled in First-Team All-American honors by the NFCA for the second straight season, while Daktronics awarded the Powell, Ohio, native the National Pitcher of the year as she led North Georgia with a 44-2 record on the season.
The right-hander pitched the Saints to their second straight PBC regular season and tournament championship, while anchoring North Georgia’s 51-game winning streak that stretched to the second round of the NCAA Division II College World Series in St. Joseph Missouri. The 51-game stretch was the second longest winning streak in NCAA softball history at any level.
She had 23 shutouts on the year and 41 complete games, both marks that led the nation. The Powell, Ohio, native is a two-time PBC and All-Southeast Region Pitcher of the Year, recording 294 strikeouts in 300.0 innings of work.
Below are the current 2009-2010 NCAA
Division II Athlete Of The
MAGGEY BLOSKEY Field Hockey Bloomsburg University
JACKIE BORKOWSKI Swimming West Chester University
SANDRA CHANGKIJA Golf Nova Southeastern University
IRIE DENNIS Soccer Grand Valley State University
JOHANNAH LEEDHAM Basketball Franklin Pierce University
MAGGIE McNAMARA Volleyball Concordia University
SONA NOVAKOVA Tennis Armstrong Atlantic
SARAH PHILLIPS Softball North Georgia
JESSICA PIXLER Cross Country Seattle Pacific University