SALT LAKE – BYU’s own Softball player Libby Sugg was awarded the Female Collegiate Athlete of the Year Award from the MS Society.
She was awarded this at the Dinner of Champions at Rice Eccles Stadium Wednesday. Which is a prestigious honor for BYU Athlete. Junior Softball player, Sugg, plays first base and quite the number of accolades. Just for the 2018 season she won West Coast Conference Player of the Week three times, received First Team All-WCC and WCC All-Academic Team.
Head coach Gordon Eakin said he admires her worth ethic and teamwork.
“Libby is very deserving of this award,” Eakin said. “She is an extremely hard worker and a perfectionist in her game as well as being a team player. She checks all the boxes to be the recipient of this award.”
This junior captain also received the NCAA Eugene All-Region Team and the NFCA Division I All-Pacific Second Team in 2018.
Sugg started 58 out of 58 games with a .414 batting average this last season. She led the team in a total of 65 hits, 13 doubles and 11 homers with a .707 slugging percentage.
The 5’7″ player is now No. 3 in slugging with .700 and No. 2 in On Base Percentage with .455 for the BYU all-time record book.