2020 NCAA Freshman Pitcher of the Year: Rylee Trlicek
Florida's Rylee Trlicek made softball news from the very start of the 2020 season.
Softball America's No. 86 player in the 2020 Shortened Season College Top 100 pitched a complete-game, no-hitter in the Gators' 10-0 win over Georgia State—which marked her first career start—to become the first Florida freshman pitcher to toss a no-hitter since 2016.
Trlicek was a force for the Gators in the circle in 2020, as she posted a 9-2 record with a 1.99 ERA through 52.2 innings of work during the abbreviated season.
Luckily for Florida, the left-handed Trlicek will have four more years of eligibility remaining thanks to the NCAA's decision to grant eligibility relief to its spring student-athletes who had their 2020 season impacted by the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak.
Four more years for Trlicek in Gainesville will undoubtedly mean good things for the Gators.