Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Utah Softball POY: Jordan Theurer
By Ben Rohrbach
A dedicated ESPNHS team managed the Gatorade Softball Player of the Year selection process, resulting in this winner based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2011-12 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.
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Athletic achievement: Theurer led the Bears (26-5) to their fifth straight Class 3A state championship this past season. She posted a 22-4 record with a 2.09 ERA and 151 strikeouts in 157.1 innings pitched. Theurer recorded 12 shutouts and one no-hitter. At the plate, she batted .442 with four home runs, 13 doubles, 48 RBI and a .726 slugging percentage. Theurer is a two-time Class 3A State Tournament MVP and was the 2011 Class 3A MVP for both the Deseret News and the Salt Lake Tribune.
Academic excellence: Theurer has maintained a 3.89 GPA in the classroom.
Exemplary character: A devoted member of her church community, she has volunteered locally with the Boys & Girls Club and as a youth softball and basketball coach.
“Jordan is as well-rounded a player as you can get,” said Dane Palmer, Theurer’s ASA coach with the Utah Thunder. “She throws hard and she a lot of different pitches. And she’s an outstanding hitter.”
THE FUTURE: Theurer will begin her senior year of high school this fall.