KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee junior shortstop Meghan Gregg has been named a finalist for the 2017 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Award as announced by the USA Softball on Wednesday afternoon.
Gregg is one of 34 finalists for the award, which is widely considered the most prestigious honor in Division I college softball. The list is comprised of 23 seniors, eight juniors, two sophomores and one freshman and has representatives from 23 different universities. Gregg is one of seven SEC players to make the list and is the 12th player in program history to be named a finalist for the award.
The Williamson, Ga., native is in the midst of a career season, leading the country with 62 RBIs and 18 doubles while also ranking among the top-15 nationally in batting average, hits, slugging percentage, on-base percentage and total bases. Gregg is currently on pace to break the Tennessee single-season RBI mark and set career highs in batting average, runs, hits, home runs, slugging percentage, on-base percentage and total bases. She has already set career marks in RBIs and doubles this season.
Prior to the start of post-season play, the list will be narrowed to the Top 10 Finalists on May 10. The Top 3 Finalists will be announced May 24, while the winner of the 2017 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award will be revealed on May 30 prior to the start of the NCAA WCWS in Oklahoma City.
The USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award is voted on by coaching representatives of 10 Division I Conferences in the 10 USA Softball Regions, members of the media who consistently cover Division I Softball across the country as well as past winners of the award.
View the complete list of finalists on USA Softball’s website by clicking HERE.