University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball player Michelle Fuzzard was named Southern Conference Female Athlete of the Year on Tuesday.
The fifth-year senior from Huntington Beach, Calif., is the first softball player in league history to win the award.
In 2012, Fuzzard led the SoCon in slugging percentage (.846), on-base percentage (.543) and runs scored, and she was second in the league in three other offensive categories.
Fuzzard is the seventh UTC athlete to be named SoCon female athlete of the year.
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