NEW YORK -- Kelsey Bruder of Florida is the winner of the
Honda Sports Award as the nation's top softball player.
Bruder, of Corona, Calif., hit a home run in the first inning
against Alabama, helping Florida to a 9-2 victory and a spot in the
Women's College World Series finals this month.
Florida lost to Arizona State 7-2 in the final on June 7.
Bruder led the Southeastern Conference this season in runs (32),
hits (40), RBIs (36), slugging percentage (.883) and home runs
(11). She now plays professionally for the Florida Pride in the
National Pro Fastpitch league.