UCLA’s Megan Faraimo repeats as 2023 Pac-12 Softball Pitcher of the Year

The NCAA leader in wins and now back-to-back Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year, UCLA's Megan Faraimo has picked up a win in each of her last 15 appearances in the circle on her way to a 28-2 record, 1.11 ERA and 215 strikeouts. Earlier this season, she set a career-long scoreless inning streak of 35.2 innings and boasts a miniscule WHIP of 0.77. Faraimo is one of four pitchers in UCLA history with 100 career wins and is 17 strikeouts away from becoming the third in UCLA history to record 1,000 career strikeouts. Now a four-time All-Pac-12 first-team honoree, the redshirt senior is also one of 10 finalists for USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year. Faraimo is the sixth in Conference history to win consecutive Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year awards and first since Oregon's Cheridan Hawkins won a record three straight in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Other back-to-back winners are California Jolene Henderson (2011, 2012), Washington's Danielle Lawrie (2009, 2010), Arizona State's Katie Burkhart (2007, 2008) and Arizona's Jennie Finch (2001, 2002).