July 10, 2009 - by
Sarah Hamilton Named Nominee for FSU Female Athlete of the Year by Orlando Sentinel

July 10, 2009

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Now that the 2008-09 college sports season has come to a close, the Orlando Sentinel is announcing its nominees for Florida State Female Athlete of the Year and pitcher Sarah Hamilton has made the early list.


Hamilton, who was a sophomore last season, recently became the first Seminole since Veronica Wootson (2007) to be named a Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-American.


The right-hander earned third-team honors and is the first All-American pitcher from Florida State since both Jessica van der Linden and Casey Hunter were granted the honor following the 2004 season.

In 42 appearances this past season, Hamilton became a force on the mound for FSU. She finished with a 20-7 record and led the Seminoles’ pitching staff with her 0.83 ERA, 10 shutouts, a pair of saves and 311 strikeouts.

For her exploits on the field, the Tallahassee native was named the ACC Pitcher of the Year, an All-ACC first-teamer and earned a spot on the ACC All-Tournament team after leading FSU to the championship game against Georgia Tech.

The Orlando Sentinel will announce all of its nominees for Florida State Female Athlete of the Year before its readership will vote on the winner in the near future.


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