BYU’s Lexi Tarrow and the Cougars open NCAA tourney play Thursday in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
STILLWATER, Okla. — Lexi Tarrow was getting set to board the bus for practice at the NCAA regionals with her teammates when she learned of some news she wasn’t expecting. BYU assistant softball Pete Meredith announced that he wanted to go over the West Coast Conference awards that had just been announced with many of those awards dealt out to the Cougars.
At the top of the list was the WCC Player of the Year, an award given to a BYU player every year since 2015 and won by Cougars outfielder Rylee Jensen the year before. This time around, Tarrow was tabbed as the top player in the conference, a designation she wasn’t expecting.
“I try not to pay attention to stats and all those kind of things,” the senior said. “So I knew I did well in conference, but I guess I didn’t know just (how well), so yeah, it did come as a surprise. Obviously it was a good surprise.”
Tarrow is helping lead the Cougars in their bid to get past the regional round in the NCAA for the first time since 2010. Although they’ve advanced to the tournament for 15 straight years, becoming one of the 16 teams to advance to the so-called Super Regional round has proven difficult.
“It would be amazing to finally get to Super Regionals with this being my final year. So it would be a great thing for me to always remember and look back on. ”
BYU’s Lexi Tarrow
That hurdle doesn’t look any easier this time around with the Cougars (29-24) set to begin play in a regional hosted by No. 13 Oklahoma State (39-14). Arkansas (38-18) and Tulsa (38-15) are the other two teams that will …read more
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