Good named finalist for national award

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Redshirt senior Megan Good was selected as one of 26 finalists for the 2019 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year, as announced by USA Softball on Wednesday afternoon.

In her final campaign, Good holds a 15-5 record in the circle with wins over No. 7 Tennessee, No. 19 Oregon and No. 22 Virginia Tech. She broke the program’s single game strikeout record with 17 against Towson on March 31, passing Jailyn Ford’s 16. Good leads the Dukes with a 1.66 ERA through 131 innings and has tallied 143 strikeouts.

At the plate, Good boasts a .363 batting average with 45 hits, 15 home runs and 52 RBI. The redshirt senior has drawn a team-high 33 walks and has an on base percentage of .500.

The Mount Sidney native holds JMU career records for wins, appearances, RBI, strikeouts, games started, complete games, shutouts and innings pitched. She is second all-time in home runs and third in hits.

Among active career leaders, Good is first in victories and ERA with 114 and 0.99, respectively. Good ranks second in innings pitched (784 2/3) and shutouts (36) while being third in games started (121) and strikeouts (835).

The Dukes enter the 11th week of the season with a 38-7 overall record and is ranked No. 15 in the Softball Top 25 and No. 20 in the USA Today/NFCA Coaches Poll. JMU’s .844 winning percentage is the sixth-best in the nation while the program is ranked in the top 10 nationally in five categories (scoring, on base percentage, home runs per game, slugging percentage, batting average).

The top 10 finalists will be announced May 8 and the top three announced May 22. Good was a top three finalist in 2017 and has been at least a top 26 finalist in all her seasons at JMU.