Mizzou Softball Adds Florida Transfer Sami Fagan

7 years 4 months 1 week ago Wednesday, July 04 2012 Jul 4, 2012 Wednesday, July 04, 2012 6:35:21 PM CDT July 04, 2012 in Tiger Talk
Source: Steven Keers - Press Release

COLUMBIA -- The University of Missouri softball program has announced the addition of Sami Fagan, who is transferring from the University of Florida after her freshman season. Fagan will sit out 2013 due to Southeastern Conference transfer rules, but will be eligible for the 2014 campaign with three years of eligibility remaining.

"Sami is a great player and we are very excited to have her at Missouri," Head Coach Ehren Earleywine stated. "After spending time with her in the recruiting process, it is clear to me that not only is she a great player, but a great person as well. I am proud to be her coach through this next chapter of her life and am confident it will be a positive experience for all involved."

A native of Dunnellon, Florida, Fagan posted the second-best batting average for the Gators and the fifth-best average in the SEC last season, hitting .378 at the plate with seven doubles, five triples and 30 runs batted in. Her five triples ranked 14th in all of Division I softball. She got on base at a .440 clip and stole 20 bases in 24 attempts.

Additionally, Fagan hit .643 while bunting, recording 18 bunt singles last season in 28 attempts. She was selected to the All-SEC Tournament Team and was tied for third overall in the SEC in 2012 with 71 hits.

"I'm so excited to come to Mizzou," said Fagan. "When I took my visit, I liked everything about it. I felt like I fit in really well there after touring the campus and meeting with the staff and players."

Fagan was the 2011 Gatorade Florida Player of the Year, making her the fourth Gatorade Player of the Year on the Tiger roster. Senior Nicole Hudson was Missouri's Gatorade Player of the Year in 2009, while incoming freshman Emily Crane won the award this past season. Sophomore Kelsi Jones won Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Indiana in 2011.

"We are so happy that Sami will be joining us at Mizzou," said Executive Associate Athletic Director Tim Hickman. "As we do with all transfers, we thoroughly reviewed Sami and feel she will be a great addition to our program. Sami will get the next school year to adjust to our softball program and Mizzou. We look forward to her making our team better during this time as well as when she starts competing for us in the 2014 season. "

A utility player who primarily played third base in 2012, Fagan was a three-time NFCA High School All-American, picking up First Team honors in both 2009 and 2011. Fagan also earned All-America recognition by ESPN Rise in 2010. During her sophomore and junior seasons, she hit safely in 63 straight games, breaking the Florida state record for longest hitting streak.

As a senior in high school, Fagan hit an astounding .693 with four triples, 51 runs, 17 runs batted in and 28 stolen bases. She finished her high school career with a .629 batting average, 234 runs scored and 141 stolen bases while helping Dunnellon High School to the 2010 Class 4A Florida State Championship title.

"I can't wait to start this next chapter of my life at such a great school. It's going to be an awesome experience," Fagan exclaimed.

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - Russell Boulevard Elementary School will host a ceremony Wednesday honoring the life of a Columbia mayor who died... More >>
3 hours ago Wednesday, November 13 2019 Nov 13, 2019 Wednesday, November 13, 2019 3:24:00 AM CST November 13, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - One group is fighting to have citizens vote directly on whether or not they want more Missourians... More >>
8 hours ago Tuesday, November 12 2019 Nov 12, 2019 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 10:27:00 PM CST November 12, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City Fire Department said a resident alerted firefighters to two people were stuck in a car... More >>
9 hours ago Tuesday, November 12 2019 Nov 12, 2019 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 8:59:00 PM CST November 12, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Dan White hasn't always been proud to recognize himself as a Vietnam veteran. "Things weren't very good... More >>
9 hours ago Tuesday, November 12 2019 Nov 12, 2019 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 8:58:00 PM CST November 12, 2019 in EmVP
BOONE COUNTY - Crews restored power to nearly 800 Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives customers Tuesday night. The power... More >>
11 hours ago Tuesday, November 12 2019 Nov 12, 2019 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 7:19:00 PM CST November 12, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - City manager John Glascock named De'Carlon Seewood as Columbia's new deputy city manager Tuesday. Seewood will... More >>
12 hours ago Tuesday, November 12 2019 Nov 12, 2019 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:45:00 PM CST November 12, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - One passenger was injured when a Columbia city bus slid on a patch of ice Tuesday morning. ... More >>
13 hours ago Tuesday, November 12 2019 Nov 12, 2019 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:37:00 PM CST November 12, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Winter started with an early preview in October , but it went full throttle at the start of... More >>
14 hours ago Tuesday, November 12 2019 Nov 12, 2019 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:20:00 PM CST November 12, 2019 in Climate
COLUMBIA - A combination of low temperatures and steady snowfall left roads slick and icy this morning around Columbia. ... More >>
15 hours ago Tuesday, November 12 2019 Nov 12, 2019 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:13:00 PM CST November 12, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA ­– KOMU 8, Mid-Missouri’s CW and Mediacom agree to a new, multiyear agreement well before expiration of their current... More >>
15 hours ago Tuesday, November 12 2019 Nov 12, 2019 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:10:00 PM CST November 12, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA — People around Missouri were able to see a fireball in the sky around 9 on Monday night. ... More >>
16 hours ago Tuesday, November 12 2019 Nov 12, 2019 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 1:53:00 PM CST November 12, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City Police Department is now streamlining information sharing for emergency situations through "Smart 911." ... More >>
17 hours ago Tuesday, November 12 2019 Nov 12, 2019 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 1:19:00 PM CST November 12, 2019 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals and Adam Wainwright have agreed to a contract for the 2020 season,... More >>
18 hours ago Tuesday, November 12 2019 Nov 12, 2019 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:29:24 PM CST November 12, 2019 in Sports
COLUMBIA - Judge Tracy Gonzalez issued an order Tuesday denying bond reduction for a man suspected in the disappearance of... More >>
20 hours ago Tuesday, November 12 2019 Nov 12, 2019 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 10:36:08 AM CST November 12, 2019 in News
ATLANTA (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was admitted to a hospital on Monday evening for a surgery... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, November 12 2019 Nov 12, 2019 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:30:00 AM CST November 12, 2019 in News
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Drew Lock will get the chance to salvage his rookie season in Denver and show Broncos... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, November 12 2019 Nov 12, 2019 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:07:57 AM CST November 12, 2019 in Sports
COLUMBIA - Veterans from three major wars flew to Washington D.C. early Tuesday morning for the final Central Missouri Honor... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, November 12 2019 Nov 12, 2019 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:53:00 AM CST November 12, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY — An out-of-control kitchen fire in Jefferson City damaged an apartment Monday evening. The Jefferson City Fire... More >>
1 day ago Monday, November 11 2019 Nov 11, 2019 Monday, November 11, 2019 10:48:00 PM CST November 11, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 17°
7am 19°
8am 22°
9am 27°
10am 31°