STEPHENVILLE – Georgia Capell has already established herself as an elite hitter in the Lone Star Conference and the South Central region, but now she’s being discussed as one of the best hitters in the nation after being named to the Schutt Sports/NFCA Player of the Year Top 25 list.
Capell is one of only three student-athletes from the Lone Star Conference to make the Top 25 list and the first player in Tarleton history to make the semifinal cut. This list will be trimmed to the Top 10 finalists on May 8 and the National Player of the Year will be announced after the World Series on May 30.
The sophomore from Midlothian is enjoying arguably the greatest offense season in the history of Tarleton Softball.
Capell is hitting .418 with 59 hits, 52 runs scored, 16 doubles, and 17 home runs with 62 RBI. The 62 RBI have already broken Tarleton’s single-season record and she is currently in pursuit of five other program records – runs scored, slugging percentage, doubles, home runs and hits. She has a team-high 20 multi-hit games and 18 multi-RBI games on the season.
She is also among the top-10 national leaders in five different statistical categories. She leads the nation in home runs (17) and RBI (62) and is No. 7 in the nation in home runs (0.36) and RBI (1.32) per game. She is also No. 2 in the nation in total bases (126).
Capell and the TexAnns are 36-11 on the season and in fourth place in the South Central regional rankings. No. 22 Tarleton will host No. 6 West Texas A&M in Stephenville this weekend for the final home games of the season, beginning Friday at 6 p.m.
The Schutt Sports/NFCA Player of the Year Top-25 list includes representatives from 23 programs and 18 conferences around the nation. Winona State and West Florida have two representatives on the list. The Gulf South Conference and the Lone Star Conference lead the list with three representatives.
For the complete list, visit NFCA.org.