Alaska Softball POY: Pauline Tufi

Alaska Softball POY: Pauline Tufi

Gatorade Player of the Year

Alaska Softball POY: Pauline Tufi

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THE WINNER: Pauline Tufi

THE BASICS

School: West Anchorage (Anchorage, Alaska)
Grade: Senior
Position: RHP/SS/C/IF
Height: 5-foot-10

Athletic achievement: She posted a 9-5 record along with a 1.61 ERA, 140 strikeouts and a 0.79 WHIP in 87 innings this past season, leading the Eagles (16-8) to the Large School semifinals. The two-time returning Gatorade Alaska Softball Player of the Year, Tufi also batted .842 with six home runs, 36 RBI and a 1.474 slugging percentage.

Academic excellence: Tufi has maintained a 3.97 GPA.

Exemplary character: She has volunteered locally on behalf of the Salvation Army, a food bank and the Nunaka Valley Little League.

THE PRAISE

“Pauline Tufi is one of my favorite players I have seen in Alaska,” said Andy Fowkes, head coach at South Anchorage (Anchorage, Alaska). “She is just a great kid who works extremely hard and gets the job done with no showing off.”

THE FUTURE: Tufi has signed with Louisiana Tech.

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