High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Brie Tennyson

Eye on POY: Wisconsin softball

June, 4, 2012
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The window on the Gatorade State Softball Player of the Year race is closing, and the search for elite student-athletes is in full swing. The award recognizes not only athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. Here are two top candidates who meet the basic award criteria as determined by our ESPNHS team that administers the program’s selection process.

Brie Tennyson
Senior right-handed pitcher, Christian Life (Kenosha, Wis.)

2012 Team record: 17-2 (Division 3)
2012 Team standing: Lost Div. 3 regional semifinal to Martin Luther (Greendale, Wis.), 2-1

2012 Batting average: .732
2012 RBI: 27
2012 Runs: 37

2012 W-L record: 17-2
2012 ERA: 0.43
2012 Strikeouts: 293

Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: Illinois’ Judson University

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: Produced a 1.339 slugging percentage and .797 on-base percentage. Amassed 10 doubles, six triples and four home runs. Allowed just 28 hits and seven earned runs in 115 innings pitched. 2011 Wendy’s High School Heisman Wisconsin Female Winner. 2011 Second Team All-State selection as named by the Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association. 2009, 2010 and 2011 Midwest Classic Conference Player of the Year.

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