Senior pitcher Courtney Wallace was announced as a Rawlings/NFCA Gold Glove Award recipient by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association on Wednesday.
The 2022 season marks the first time that Rawlings Sporting Goods Company is presenting the Gold Glove Award to NCAA Division I softball athletes. Nine student-athletes from across the country – one at each defensive position – were presented the award by the NFCA, with Wallace earning the nod as the top defensive pitcher in the nation.
The Rawlings/NFCA Gold Glove Award highlights an impressive senior season for Wallace. Wallace was also a third-team All-Midwest Region honoree and a Big Ten All-Defensive team selection. She was also named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team after posting two wins in Nebraska’s three-game path to its first Big Ten Tournament title, including a relief victory over Michigan in the championship game.
Wallace, the first Division I softball pitcher to receive the Gold Glove Award, was perfect defensively in her 34 games and 26 starts in the circle. Wallace finished the season with a 17-8 record, four saves and a 3.12 ERA, while batting .284.