Rollins Pitcher Nicole Anderson Tabbed SSC Female Athlete of the Year
Rollins pitching standout Nicole Anderson has been selected as the 2009 Sunshine State Conference Female Athlete of the Year, announced Tuesday by Commissioner Michael J. Marcil.
Voting for the award was conducted among the league’s sports information directors.
A senior from Lithia, Fla., Anderson led Rollins to a share of its first SSC softball title. She notched a 27-6 record with a 0.85 ERA. In 213.2 innings pitched, she struck out 324 batters and held opponents to a .155 batting average.
Anderson was named the SSC Pitcher of the Year, leading the conference in wins, ERA, and strikeouts. She ranked second in the league in opponent batting average. She also found herself among the leaders in NCAA Division II in those categories. Anderson finished fifth in the nation in strikeouts per seven innings, sixth in ERA, and tied for eight in victories.
She concludes her Rollins career having set school records in wins (103), innings pitched (881.2), ERA (0.89), and strikeouts (1,207). She tossed 10 no-hitters, including six perfect games, in her four-year tenure. She places second among the SSC’s career pitching leaders in strikeouts and ties for sixth on the NCAA DII career strikeout list.
Anderson’s outstanding season earned her a number of national and regional accolades. She was a First Team Daktronics All-America selection and a Second Team NFCA All-America honoree. She was chosen First Team All-South Region by both Daktronics and the NFCA. In addition to being tabbed the top pitcher in the conference, she was named Daktronics South Region Pitcher of the Year.
Anderson's selection as SSC Female Athlete of the Year marks the seventh time the award has gone to a Rollins student-athlete. Golfer Mariana DeBiase won the award in 2005-06. Fellow golfer Charlotte Campbell claimed the honor two consective years in 2002-03 and 2003-04. Tennis standout Stacy Moss was also a two-time winner in 1993-94 and 1994-95. Basketball player Kim Tayrien earned the distinction in 1988-89.