Best Of 2019: Best College Athletes: Courtney Coppersmith

PressBox’s third annual Best Of is here, featuring more than 60 honorees, including best win, best save, best dynasty, best atmosphere and much more.

Best College Athletes: Courtney Coppersmith

After finishing 7-11 in America East play, the UMBC softball team needed to be essentially perfect in order to claim its first America East tournament title. So freshman pitcher Courtney Coppersmith decided to … do just that.

The conference’s Pitcher and Rookie of the Year tossed four complete-game wins, including back-to-back no-hitters to start the tournament. She finished with five no-hitters (one of which was a perfect game) on the season, becoming UMBC’s first-ever softball All-American.

Photo Credit: Steve McLaughlin/UMBC Athletic Communications 

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Plus: Check out PressBox’s 2019 Sportsperson of the Year, Mo Gaba, and Athlete of the Year, Lamar Jackson.

Issue 260: December 2019 / January 2020  


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