May 12, 2023

Rogers Named SEC Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year

By: SEC Staff
SECU (Twitter: @TheSECU)

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.  – Ashley Rogers of Tennessee has been named the 2023 SEC Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Rogers, a graduate student from Athens, Tenn., earned an undergraduate degree in kinesiology with a 4.00 grade point average and is pursuing a master’s degree in kinesiology with a biomechanics concentration. She was a member of the 2021 and 2022 CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team and a two-time member of the CoSIDA Academic All-District 3 First Team. Rogers was also named to the 2018-19 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll as well as the 2020, 2021 and 2022 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll.

A three-time Easton/NFCA Scholar-Athlete, she is researching softball injuries, specifically pitching injuries, through her graduate program. Rogers spends most of her time in the biomechanics lab studying her own mechanics, measuring her pitches through force plates, body sensors, and cameras capturing her pitching motions. She hopes her research will help her figure out how to keep pitchers at the top of their game while avoiding injury.

Rogers currently owns a 15-1 record in the circle for the Lady Vols with a conference-best 0.76 ERA. She has made 21 appearances with 16 starts, nine complete games and five shutouts. In 110.1 innings of work, she has fanned 149 batters and held her opponents to a .119 batting average. In conference play, Rogers owns an 8-0 record and a 0.89 ERA and has tallied 70 strikeouts in 63.0 innings of work. She leads the SEC with her .107 opposing batting average.