awards are coming in for Virginia Tech softball pitcher Angela Tincher. On
Tuesday night, she swept two major national awards that were announced in
Oklahoma City, the site of the Women’s College World Series.
The first award is the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, given annually to college
softball’s top student athlete. Only seniors are eligible, and the award is
given for performance on and off the field. Tincher was chosen for the award by
a fan vote, the coaches, as well as the media.
This is just the second year that the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award has been
handed out for softball. Tincher joins Caitlin Lowe, last year’s winner, as the
only two players who have ever received the award.
Besides her dominating performance on the field, Tincher is an excellent
student. She carries a GPA of 3.84 and recently graduated with a degree in
finance, insurance and business law. She made the Dean’s List every semester of
Amateur Softball Association also announced that Tincher is the 2008 USA
Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year. She was a finalist for this
award as a junior last year, and her dominating performance as a senior finally
got it for her.
Tincher has a 38-8 record on the season, with an ERA of 0.62. She is third in
NCAA history with 2,121 strikeouts, and she currently leads the nation averaging
14 strikeouts per seven innings. In other words, she is striking out two of the
three batters she faces each inning.
Tincher will pitch at least two more games for the Hokies in the Women’s
College World Series. The first will be on Thursday, May 29 at 3pm on ESPN.