Louisiana Ragin' Cajun freshmen softball pitcher Alyssa Denham improved her record to 14-2 last night, helping lead her team past #4 Texas A&M. It was her second victory this season over a top 5 squad.

The Pearland (Texas) High product has been nothing short of phenomenal this year, and the nation is taking notice.

Denham is 1 of 25 finalists for the Schutt Sports/NFCA Division I National Freshman of the Year award.

In 114-2/3 innings of work, including 17 starts, Denham has held the opposition to 40 runs (33 earned), 81 hits and a .193 average.

Twice she's been named the Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week, and earlier this season was named the LSWA Pitcher of the Month for February.

The Schutt Sports/NFCA Division I National Freshman of the Year award will be presented prior to the start of the 2016 NCAA Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City.

NFCA Division I National Freshman of the Year Finalists
Rachel Anderson           Outfield                  Southeast Missouri State University         
Caylan Arnold                Pitcher                   Tennessee
Taryn Atlee                    Second Base         Rutgers
Maggie Balint                 Pitcher                   Oregon
Alyssa Barrera               Outfield                  Utah
Sis Bates                       Second Base         Washington
Amber Bishop                Second Base         Liberty
Braxton Burnside           Shortstop               Missouri
Jenna Cone                   Third Base             George Washington
Alyssa Denham         Pitcher                  Louisiana
Rachel Garcia                Pitcher/DP              UCLA
Jessie Harper                 First Base               Arizona
Bailey Hemphill              DP/C                      Alabama
Ryan Jackson                Outfield                  Bethune-Cookman
Kendyl Lindaman           Catcher                  Minnesota
Mariah Lopez                 Pitcher                   Oklahoma
Shelby McGlaun            DP/Pitcher              Baylor      
Dejah Mulipola               Catcher                  Arizona
Alyssa Palomino            Outfield                  Arizona
MaKenna Partain           Second Base         Minnesota
Brittany Pickett               Pitcher/First Base   North Carolina
Linda Rush                    Shortstop               Drexel
Takesha Saltern            Outfield                  Weber State
Olivia Tamewitz              Outfield                  Kennesaw State
Sami Williams                 Second Base         Iowa State