Grace Green stepped onto the field as a freshman for the Oklahoma Sooners and dazzled fans at the plate. Behind the offensive production, the rising star has been named a finalist for the 2019 Schutt/NFCA Division I National Freshman of Year award. The list currently features twenty-five players but only one can reign victorious.
Over the course of the season, Green’s patience at the plate has secured a .441 batting average to a .525 on-base percentage. Drilling seven homeruns while racking up 37 runs scored, the freshman cemented herself as a vital part of the offense early on. However, the youngster looks like anything but a freshman in a debut season with the Sooners.
Garnering two weekly conference awards, this is just the start of a lengthy career in the spotlight. Assuming Green takes home the prize, she would be the second Sooner in two years and third in five years to earn National Freshman of the Year honors following Jocelyn Alo and Paige Parker.
Flashing dominance over conference foes, Oklahoma now takes on the No. 11 Texas Longhorns in Austin, Texas. Be sure to keep an eye out for Green when the newcomer picks up the bat. It’s something you won’t want to miss!