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2020 NCAA Freshman Pitcher of the Year: Rylee Trlicek

(Photo by Piper Hansen via Florida Athletics)

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.


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