Women's College World Series Most Outstanding Player

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Women's College World Series Most Outstanding Player
Awarded forBest player in the Women's College World Series
CountryUnited States
First awarded1969 (ASA), 1995 (NCAA)
Currently held byJordy Bahl, Oklahoma

The Women's College World Series Most Outstanding Player is an award for the best individual performance during the Women's College World Series, the college softball national championship event in the United States. The recipient of the award is announced at the completion of the Women's College World Series Championship Game. The award is similar to Major League Baseball's World Series Most Valuable Player award and college baseball's College World Series Most Outstanding Player award.[1]

Voting process[edit]

The press attending the championship series vote on the Most Outstanding Player during the game. In the fifth inning, ballots are distributed. The voting is closed by the eighth inning. The Most Outstanding Player is announced following the awarding of trophies to the runner-up and championship teams. If a third game of the championship series is necessary, the ballots taken during the second game are discarded, and a new round of balloting is conducted during the third and deciding game.


Year Links to the article about that corresponding Women's College World Series
Indicates team did not win the series
Year Name Position School
1969 Judy Lloyd[2] Pitcher John F. Kennedy
1970 Kay Camp[2] Pitcher John F. Kennedy
1971 Paula Miller[2] Pitcher Arizona State §
1978 Sue Enquist[3] Center fielder[2] UCLA
1980 Mary Lou Ramm[2] Pitcher Utah State
1995 Tanya Harding Pitcher UCLA
1996 Jenny Dalton Second baseman Arizona
1997 Nancy Evans Pitcher Arizona
1998 Amanda Scott Pitcher Fresno State
1999 Julie Adams Third Baseman UCLA
2000 Jennifer Stewart Pitcher Oklahoma
2001 Jennie Finch Pitcher / First baseman Arizona
2002 Jocelyn Forest Pitcher California
2003 Keira Goerl Pitcher UCLA
2004 Kristin Schmidt Pitcher LSU
2005 Samantha Findlay First baseman Michigan
2006 Alicia Hollowell Pitcher Arizona
2007 Taryne Mowatt Pitcher Arizona
2008 Katie Burkhart Pitcher Arizona State
2009 Danielle Lawrie Pitcher Washington
2010 Megan Langenfeld Pitcher / First baseman UCLA
2011 Dallas Escobedo Pitcher Arizona State
Michelle Moultrie Center fielder Florida
2012 Jackie Traina Pitcher Alabama
2013 Keilani Ricketts Pitcher Oklahoma
2014 Hannah Rogers Pitcher Florida
2015 Lauren Haeger[4] Pitcher Florida
2016 Paige Parker Pitcher Oklahoma
2017 Shay Knighten First baseman Oklahoma
2018 Jessie Warren Third baseman Florida State
2019 Rachel Garcia Pitcher UCLA
2020 Tournament cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
2021 Giselle Juarez Pitcher Oklahoma
2022 Jocelyn Alo Utility Oklahoma
2023 Jordy Bahl Pitcher Oklahoma

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 2014 WCWS Records: All-Time Tournament Records and Results (PDF). NCAA. p. 2. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e Plummer, William; Floyd, Larry C. (2013). A Series Of Their Own: History Of The Women's College World Series. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States: Turnkey Communications Inc. ISBN 978-0-9893007-0-4.
  3. ^ "Softball History Website". Retrieved 2017-03-11.
  4. ^ Graham Hays (3 June 2015). "Most Outstanding Player Lauren Haeger Leaves Lasting Legacy In WCWS Finale". espnW.com. Retrieved 26 June 2015.