Jenks softball player named Gatorade state player of year, finalist for national award
BY Staff Reports
Thursday, June 07, 2012
6/07/12 at 6:18 AM
Jenks softball player Darcy Taylor has been named the Gatorade player of the year for the state of Oklahoma.
Taylor is the first Gatorade softball player of the year to be chosen from Jenks High School.
The 6-foot senior right-handed pitcher and first baseman posted a 28-5 record along with a 1.93 ERA and 160 strikeouts in 199 innings this past season, leading the Trojans (36-5) to the Class 6A state tournament. The 2011 Tulsa World player of the year, Taylor also batted .504 with 17 home runs, 64 RBIs and a 1.133 slugging percentage.
Taylor has maintained a 3.71 grade point average. An officer on her school's student council, she has volunteered locally on behalf of a food bank and as part of fundraising efforts to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure cancer research.
The award recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character on and off the field. Taylor is now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade national softball player of the year award announced in June.
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