CLEAN SWEEP: Rock Valley's Fluehr takes home DIII Player of the Year

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There was really no doubt about it when Rock Valley College's Olivia Fluehr was named the 2017 Dudley® NJCAA Division III Softball Player of the Year after guiding the Golden Eagles to a fourth consectuive national championship. The announcement gives the perennial power a clean sweep of the top two national awards after fellow second year Kelsie Packard was awarded the Pitcher of the Year.

Fluehr, a native of Loves Park, Illinois, led the nation with 82 hits and 91 runs batted in. Of her 82 hits, 48 went for extra bases, including an NJCAA-best 34 doubles. Fluehr's ten home runs contributed to a .922 slugging percentage. Her dominance also extended to the pitcher's circle where the righthander went 21-1 with 114 strikeouts, while leading the country with a 0.96 ERA.

In addition to the Dudley® NJCAA DIII Softball Player of the Year, Fluehr was named the Most Valuable Player and the Most Outstanding Pitcher of the NJCAA DIII Softball Championship, the latter for a second consecutive season. A two-time NJCAA First Team All-American, Fluehr will continue her softball and academic career at NCAA Division I University of Missouri-Kansas City.