THE WINNER: Samantha Show
School: Pearland (Texas)
Athletic achievement: She posted a 36-4 record in the circle along with a 0.65 ERA this past season, leading the Oilers (36-4) to the Class 5A, Region 3 quarterfinals. Show struck out 357 batters and allowed just 47 hits and 61 walks in 183 innings pitched. At the plate, the District 22-5A MVP batted .447 with nine home runs, 16 doubles, 68 RBI and an .877 slugging percentage.
Academic excellence: Show has maintained a 3.38 GPA.
Exemplary character: She has volunteered locally on behalf of the Special Olympics and as a youth softball coach.
“Samantha is an intimidating presence who throws the ball hard and has a good riseball,” said Christa Williams, head coach of Manvel (Texas). “She has the ability to put a team on her back and run with it.”
THE FUTURE: Show has verbally committed to Texas A&M.