NASHVILLE, TENN. (April 24, 2017) – Right handed pitcher Jessica Burroughs from Florida State University selected #1 Overall by the USSSA Pride in the 2017 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) College Draft presented by 2XU. The SEC conference led all conferences with 7 total picks.
1. USSSA Pride – Right-handed Pitcher Jessica Burroughs (Florida State)
2. Akron Racers – Right-handed Pitcher Sara Groenewegen (Minnesota)
3. Chicago Bandits – Catcher and Infielder Sahvanna Jaquish (LSU)
4. Chicago Bandits – Right-handed Pitcher Sierra Hyland (Cal Poly)
5. Texas Charge – Outfielder Bailey Landry (LSU)
6. Texas Charge – Third Baseman Katiyana Mauga (Arizona)
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2002, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in diamond sports beyond their collegiate success. The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Akron Racers, Chicago Bandits, Scrap Yard Dawgs, Texas Charge and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2017 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, and Canada, among which are the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball. For additional information on NPF, please visit: profastpitch.com.