Softball signee Brynn Minor named NJCAA’s best

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Adding to her lengthy list of accolades, Kansas softball signee Brynn Minor has been named the 2017 NJCAA Betty Jo Graber Female Student-Athlete of the Year, the NJCAA announced this week. Minor was an integral part of leading Butler County Community College to back-to-back NJCAA Division I national titles in 2016 and 2017.

Minor was also named the Dudley® NJCAA DI Softball Player of the Year, a National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) First Team All-American, the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Most Valuable Player, and an NJCAA All-Tournament team selection.

In her final season at Butler, Minor led the NJCAA in extra base hits (57) and slugging percentage (1.158). Minor set a single-season school record with a .497 batting average and 30 home runs, including three in the national championship game, a tournament record. Along with her success at the plate, Minor starred in the circle for the Grizzlies, going 13-0 with a 1.07 earned run average on the year in 78.2 innings of work.

Minor signed with KU on July 17, joining head coach Megan Smith’s class of nine newcomers for the 2017-18 year.

Minor and rising sophomore Becki Monaghan recently competed in the 2017 Canada Cup in Surrey, British Columbia.

Against some of the top competition from across the globe, Monaghan led Team Canada Juniors to a 7-5 record and a third-place finish in Pool C, while Minor helped the NJCAA All Stars to a 6-6 record and a third-place finish in Pool A. It is the second time Monaghan competed in the Canada Cup for her home country.

Monaghan and Team Canada Juniors will now travel to Clearwater, Florida, for the 2017 WBSC Junior Women’s Softball Championship, July 24-30.

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