UCLA pitcher Rachel Garcia has won the Honda Award for softball, a week after leading her team to the NCAA title.

Garcia hit a walk-off homer in the semifinal win over Washington on June 2, then got the victories in Games 1 and 2 against Oklahoma. She finished 9-0 with a 1.49 ERA, 79 strikeouts and a team-leading 16 RBIs.

The Pac-12 Player and Pitcher of the Year led the Bruins with a 1.14 ERA throughout the season and produced at the plate, hitting .343.

Coach Kelly Inouye-Perez says Garcia represents "one of the greatest to ever wear the four letters here at UCLA." Garcia and her teammates won the 13th softball title for the program.

Garcia is among 12 finalists for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year award. It will be presented live on CBS Sports Network on June 24 at 9 p.m. EDT from Los Angeles.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Thank you for reading the Daily Journal.

Please purchase an Enhanced Subscription to continue reading.Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase an Enhanced Subscription to continue reading.