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Cobb County woman named Best Female Athlete in college sports

Source: Florida Gators softball Source: Florida Gators softball
NEW YORK (CBS46) -

A Marietta native and student athlete at the University of Florida has been named the 2017  Best Female College Athlete during the annual ESPN network ESPY awards Wednesday night.

Kelly Barnhill, a sophomore pitcher on the women's softball team won the award after an outstanding year on the diamond. Barnhill is a native of Marietta and attended Pope High School.

Barnhill went 26-4 with a 0.51 earned run average in leading the team to the championship game of the women's softball NCAA tournament, where they lost to Oklahoma. This after a freshman campaign where she went 15-1 with a 1.37 ERA.

She was also a top three finalist for the USA softball player of the year and was an All-SEC first team selection.

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