Vawter Named to Preseason All-SEC Team
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – South Carolina softball All-American pitcher Alana Vawter has been selected to the preseason All-SEC Team, as announced by the conference Thursday (Jan. 24).
The preseason All-SEC Team was selected by a vote of the head coaches. The preseason All-SEC Softball Team consists of a minimum of 21 players and no ties are broken.
Vawter joined the Gamecocks in the fall as a graduate transfer after capping her four seasons at Stanford with NFCA All-America honors, capturing a spot on the second team after leading the Cardinal to the Women’s College World Series and posting a 21-8 record with four saves in 40 appearances. Her 1.11 walks allowed per seven innings ranked 24th in the nation, and four shutouts helped deliver a 1.81 ERA. Vawter was dominant in the circle throughout her career, taking up residence in the Stanford all-time top five in career wins (4th, 77), shutouts (5th, 26) and strikeouts (5th, 527), to go along with her career 1.75 ERA.
She is a three-time NFCA All-West Region selection and a three-time All-Pac-12 first team honoree. The Cardinal played in the NCAA Tournament all three seasons it was held in her career, advancing to the 2022 Super Regionals ahead of last season’s WCWS appearance. Vawter is also a two-time CSC Academic All-District selection (2022, 2023) and playing with USA Softball last summer for the Japan All-Star Series.
The Gamecocks kick off their season when they host the Carolina Classic beginning February 9 against Jacksonville State at 4 p.m.
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