USA Softball has announced the list of Top 25 Finalists for the 2022 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year, and GB Women’s Team pitcher Georgina Corrick, enjoying an outstanding season at the University of South Florida, is on the list.

Four of the players listed will play for the USA Senior Team this season, and 11 players have won WBSC World Championships or World Cups with USA at Under-19 or Under-18 age levels, so Georgina is in exalted company.

Top honour

Considered the most distinguished individual honour in Division I college softball, the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award recognises outstanding athletic achievement by Division I female collegiate softball players from across the country.

The Top 25 Finalists for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year will be narrowed to 10 Finalists – released on 4 May before the Top 3 Finalists are revealed on 18 May.

The 2022 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year will be announced prior to the NCAA Women’s College World Series, which is scheduled for 2-10 June.

The full list of Top 25 Finalists can be seen here

Dominant performance

Pitching in her final year at the University of South Florida under former USA Head Coach Ken Eriksen, Georgina Corrick has so far compiled a 28-5 won-lost record with 26 complete games, allowing only 88 hits in 217 innings for a batting-average-against of .118 and a miniscule earned run average of 0.48.

Georgina has allowed only 25 walks while striking out a staggering total of 331 opposing batters and winning numerous Conference Player of the Week awards.

This summer, Georgina will join up with the GB Women’s Team in July for a training camp to be held at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre and Farnham Park before the team flies to Barcelona to compete in the European Women’s Championship in nearby Sant Boi.

The tournament will also serve as a Qualifier for the next stage of competition leading to the 2024 WBSC Women’s World Cup, with the three medal-winning teams from the Europeans advancing to next summer’s Group Stage events.

Georgina completed her academic career at USF in 2021, graduating with a degree in marine biology and conservation science, and she was named to the American Athletic Conference All-Academic team every year that she was on campus, a total of four selections.  

She has also been a regular addition to the USF Athletics honor roll and has been a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American, an award voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).