Nebrsaska softball Freshman Taylor Edwards was announced as one of 25 national finalists for the 2011 USA Softball College Player-of-the-Year award by the Amateur Softball Association.
Edwards is batting .419 with seven doubles, 15 homers and 50 RBIs in only 105 at bats. Edwards also has a Big 12-best .914 slugging percentage and has drawn 25 walks to for an on-base percentage of .537.
Edwards leads all freshmen nationally in home runs and RBIs per game and ranks fifth in batting average. Among all players in Division I, Edwards ranks sixth in home runs and RBIs per game and 13th in slugging percentage, while also ranking among the top 50 players nationally in on-base percentage (31st), walks per game (43rd) and batting average (49th).