Arkansas Softball POY: Andrea Kindrick

Arkansas Softball POY: Andrea Kindrick

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Arkansas Softball POY: Andrea Kindrick

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THE WINNER: Andrea Kindrick

THE BASICS

School: Russellville (Ark.)
Grade: Sophomore
Position: RHP
Height: 5-foot-9

Athletic achievement: She led the Cyclones (20-7) to the Class 6A state championship this past season. Kindrick posted a 20-4 record with a 0.16 ERA and 287 strikeouts in 135 innings pitched. She allowed 42 hits and 14 walks with 13 shutouts and six perfect games. At the plate, the two-time Class 6A First Team All-State selection batted .475 with four home runs, 10 doubles, 29 RBI and an .847 slugging percentage.

Academic excellence: Kindrick has maintained a 3.95 GPA.

Exemplary character: A member of the Russellville High student council, she has volunteered locally at an animal shelter, on behalf of the Salvation Army and as a youth softball coach.

THE PRAISE

“Andrea Kindrick is the real deal,” said Debbie Clark, head coach of Bryant (Ark.). “She will be pitching in the SEC one day — no doubt in my mind. She is fun to watch, especially if she’s not pitching against you. It is hard to believe she is a sophomore.”

THE FUTURE: Kindrick will be a junior next year.

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