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Torres named 2011 SWAC Softball Player of the Year

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Yesenia Torres has been named the recipient of the 2011 SWAC Softball Player of the Year. The Texas Southern junior catcher received the most votes from the leagues’ head coaches and Sports Information Directors (SIDs).

In addition to winning the Player of the Year, Torres has also been named the Newcomer of the Year. She was fifth in the league with a 4.36 batting average.

Yesenia Torres (Photo by Texas Southern)

Yesenia Torres (Photo by Texas Southern)

Torres was first with 58 home and 50 RBI’s. She also led her team in eight different categories.

She had seven home runs, which was tied for second in the league.

Torres was not the only awardees announced by the Southwestern Athletic Conference. Kimberly Spivey, a Mississippi Valley State sophomore pitcher, has received the Pitcher of the Year Award.

She had a 10-1 record with a 0.72 ERA. She also struck out a conference-high 59 batters over the course of 67.2 innings.

Fatima Alvizo, Texas Southern, has won the Freshman of the Year Award. Misty Cosby, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, won the Hitter of the Year Award. Texas Southern head coach Worley Barker has received the Coach of the Year Award.

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