Recent ASU alum and former Sun Devil softball pitcher Hillary Bach was named the Pac-12 Conference Woman of the Year earlier this Monday morning.
Bach, who graduated from Arizona State with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Marketing, was an Academic All-American, three-time Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week, and was a three times named First Team Pac-12 All-Academic through her undergrad career - one that she completed in three years instead of the standard four. She is currently working towards a masters of business administration.
She appeared in 27 games last year, going 22-1 in 143.2 innings pitched with a team-best 1.51 ERA. She pitched a perfect game on March 4, 2012 - only the fifth to do so at Arizona State. Bach is second all-times in wins as a Wildcat and ninth in career strikeouts.
Bach was also the President for the ASU Student Athlete Advisory Committee and was a Tillman Scholar in 2010-11. She is the first Arizona State student-athlete to be nominated for the Conference Woman of the Year since its inception in 2006. She will go on to be nominated for the 2012 NCAA Woman of the year.