UTC softball player Michelle Fuzzard named SoCon Female Athlete of the Year

UTC softball player Michelle Fuzzard named SoCon Female Athlete of the Year

May 29th, 2012 by Jim Tanner in Sportscollege

Three senior UTC softball players were recognized Sunday prior to their last home game at Frost Stadium. Michelle Fuzzard, center, gets a hug from fellow senior Jessica Traxler during the announcement. Vivian Morimoto was also recognized.

Photo by John Rawlston/Times Free Press.

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.