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Chomping at Bits: Florida pitcher Kelly Barnhill named USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year

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The Gators’ sensational sophomore earns another accolade.

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Kelly Barnhill named USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year: Florida’s sophomore pitcher becomes the second Gator to earn the title. Barnhill currently leads the nation in ERA (0.36), hits allowed per seven innings (2.74), and strikeouts per seven innings (13.4). She was also named SEC Pitcher of the Year this season, in addition to other honors. (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators; Gainesville Sun; Jordan McPherson, SEC Country)

Examining Florida baseball’s path to a potential College World Series return: The No. 3 seeded Gators begin regional play on Friday. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Jim McElwain at SEC spring meetings: Florida’s head coach discussed the SEC’s graduate transfer rule, which impacts the Gators’ pursuit of Notre Dame transfer Malik Zaire. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel) He also spoke about his disappointment with Antonio Callaway after his marijuana possession citation. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel) (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)

The pros and cons of Zaire joining the Gators: If the SEC lifts the graduate transfer ban, the Notre Dame transfer should be clear to come to Florida. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Gators on NFL staffs: 25 former Florida students, players, staffers, and coaches work in various roles in the National Football League. (Will Pantages, Florida Gators)

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