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Ex-Coyote named Southland Tourney MVP

Kylee Studioso, a University of Central Arkansas pitcher, was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2015 Southland Conference Softball Tournament.
Kylee Studioso, a University of Central Arkansas pitcher, was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2015 Southland Conference Softball Tournament. Photo courtesy

Former Weatherford College softball player Kylee Studioso, a University of Central Arkansas pitcher, was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2015 Southland Conference Softball Tournament.

Studioso helped lead Central Arkansas to its first-ever Southland Conference Tournament championship and a berth in the NCAA tournament. Studioso pitched 29 innings, striking out 20 batters and allowing only two earned runs during the conference tourney. She pitched two shutouts, three complete games and posted an ERA of 0.48. Central Arkansas beat Northwestern State 4-2 in the title game May 8th.

The Bears lost 8-0 to Oklahoma in their NCAA opener May 15th and were eliminated from the tournament with a 3-0 loss May 16. Studioso started both NCAA Tourney games.

Studioso was the first starting pitcher in WC softball history in 2012 and was an All-America selection for WC in 2013, leading the Coyotes to a conference championship and the National Junior College Athletic Association World Series.

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