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Wilbur nabs national All-Freshman honors

NACOGDOCHES — Justin’s World of Softball announced its All-Freshman Team this week in honoring the nation’s top freshman and former Bridge City product and Stephen F. Austin University’s Kassidy Wilbur is on the elite list.

Wilbur was named the Southland Conference Freshman of the Year at the end of the regular season.

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Claiming Southland Pitcher of the Week accolades three times (Feb. 12, March 18, March 25), Wilbur was selected as USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week on Feb. 12 following the opening week of her collegiate softball career. She went 4-0 and posted an unblemished 0.00 ERA with 32 strikeouts in 22 innings inside the circle, setting the program record for most strikeouts by a SFA pitcher making her debut by fanning 15 in her first collegiate start in the season opener. Wilbur finished with 256 strikeouts.). In Southland play, she ranked second in the league in strikeouts (136), opponent batting average (.197), strikeouts looking (29) and innings pitched (119.1), while third in wins (11).

Wilbur was the Orange Leader Female Athlete of the Year in 2017 and 2018 and was the four-time MVP of the All-Orange Leader Softball Team from 2015-2018.

Justin’s World 2019 All-Freshman Team

P-Montana Fouts, Alabama
P-Danielle Williams, Northwestern
P-Ashley Rogers, Tennessee
C-Katie Wingert, Rutgers
IF-Grace Green, Oklahoma
IF-Natalie DenHartog, Minnesota
IF-Kelsey Bennett, Virginia Tech
IF-Jazmyn Rollin, Missouri
IF-Lexi Orozco, Utah State
OF-Kelli Godin, UCLA
OF-Lexie Blair, Michigan
OF-Emma Nedley, Penn
UT/DP-Courtney Coppersmith, UMBC
At-Large-Shealyn O’Leary, Texas
At-Large-Jayme Bailey, Virginia Tech
At-Large-Andrea Scali, Kent State
At-Large-Megan Faraimo, UCLA
At-Large-Kassidy Wilbur, Stephen F. Austin
At-Large-Peyton Cody, St. John’s