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2018 SMDR Female Athlete of the Year: Randi Rupp
Randi Rupp is no stranger to the Daily Record’s yearly awards list.
The former Texas State pitcher was named the SMDR Newcomer of the Year in 2015. She received the SMDR Female Athlete of the Year award in 2016 and was an honorable mention for the same accolade in 2017.
Rupp put together a masterful senior season, making her the 2018 SMDR Female Athlete of the Year.
The Mont Belvieu native amassed a 28-12 record in the circle during her final season in maroon and gold. She recorded 317 strikeouts in 278.1 innings pitched and tallied a 1.26 ERA.
Rupp notched her 100th career win during a 2-1 win over Texas on April 11.
She was named the Sun Belt Pitcher of the Year. Rupp was drafted in the first round of the National Pro Fastpitch Draft by the Cleveland Comets.
San Marcos Softball third base Melanie Castilla
Castilla helped lead the Lady Rattlers to a district championship during her senior year.
She recorded a .377 batting average with 29 hits, 24 runs, 12 RBIs and five doubles. Castilla was named the District 14-6A MVP and an All-State honorable mention.
San Marcos Lady Rattler Soccer midfielder/defender Mary Finch
Finch put together a strong junior season with the Lady Rattlers.
She was named the District 14-6A MVP and placed on the all-district first team.
Texas State Soccer forward Kaylee Davis
Davis scored 18 goals during her junior campaign, which matched a Bobcat single-season record.
She was named the Sun Belt Player of the Year award and the Offensive Player of the Year.
Texas State Volleyball middle blocker Madison Daigle
As one of four seniors on the 2018 team, Daigle was key during Texas State’s historic season.
She was named to the All-Sun Belt first team after finishing conference play fourth in hitting percentage at .356, sixth in blocks at 1.09 and finished with a .406 hitting percentage.
Daigle led the team with 122 blocks and had the second-highest hitting percentage on the team at .362.
Texas State Women’s Basketball guard Taeler Deer
Deer finished her senior season as the Sun Belt Player of the Year.
The senior guard scored 17.3 points per game and 6.5 assists per game. She helped lead Texas State to the Sun Belt tournament finals and an appearance in the WNIT.