UCF softball has concluded its regular season, but it has not stopped raking in the awards. The No. 15 Knights (46-7) took home three of four American Athletic Conference awards.

Junior Shelby Turnier was named the American Pitcher of the Year and was named a top-10 finalist for the 2015 USA Softball Player of the Year by the Amateur Softball Association of America and USA Softball. She became the first finalist in UCF's history.

Turnier was no stranger to awards this season as she took home five American Pitcher of the Week honors. Her nation-leading 0.75 earned run average helped her to three Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I National Pitcher of the Week awards as well.

Junior Jessica Ujvari was named the American Player of the Year and was the second Knight to earn the honor. She led the AAC in slugging percentage (.638), on-base percentage (.500) and batting average (.383).

UCF took the American Coaching Staff of the Year for the second consecutive year and missed out on just the American Rookie of the Year for a clean sweep.

The Knights also had seven of 12 All-Conference First Team selections, including three unanimous decisions with senior pitcher Mackenzie Audas, senior second baseman Kahley Novak and Turnier.

Seniors Farrah Sullivan, Maddy Schroeder, sophomore Linnea Goodman and Ujvari rounded out the First Team for the Knights.

Sophomore Brittany Solis was the lone Knight on the All-Conference Second Team.

Audas also became the fifth Knight to earn the Capital One Academic All-District First Team. The senior early childhood development major maintained a 3.93 GPA.

UCF will host the American Athletic Conference Championships May 8 to May 9.


Jarrod Heil is the Sports Editor for the Central Florida Future. Find him on Twitter@JHeil11.