Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) senior pitcher Anna Gurr is one of fifty players in the mix for the 2018 Schutt Sports/NFCA Division III National Player of the Year as recently announced by the organization.
Fifty outstanding softball players have been chosen for the 2018 Schutt Sports/NFCA Division III National Player of the Year watch list, which will be paired down in the coming months, until just one player remains at the conclusion of the season.
Twenty-nine returning NFCA All-Americans top the list, including 11 first-team honorees, 11 second-team selections and seven from last year's third team. The remaining 21 members of the group all earned first-team NFCA All-Region recognition last season.
There are 24 seniors, 19 juniors and seven sophomores in the group.
The list is compiled annually by the NFCA's Division III All-America committee. The list will subsequently be cut to 25 and 10 as the season progresses, before the winner is chosen following the completion of the NCAA Championship.
The list will be adjusted along the way to assure the best players are being considered, with the eventual winner coming from the group of 10 finalists.
Hailing from Soquel, Calif., Gurr earned a second First Team All-Region nod in 2017 as she was named the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's (SCIAC) Pitcher of the Year for the second year in a row. She recorded a 0.90 ERA after 194.2 innings pitched, and ranked seventh nationally. Behind Gurr, the team held a .973 fielding percentage that was ranked 14th in the country.