Alabama junior outfielder Elissa Brown was one of 50 players selected to the Top 50 Watch List for USA Softball Player of the Year, released Wednesday.

Brown led the Crimson Tide last season with a .341 batting average tallying 45 hits and 29 runs scored. She was 30-for-34 in stolen bases, with 10 of those coming in conference play. For her efforts, she earned All-SEC and NFCA All-South Region honors. The Eclectic, Ala., native enters her junior season ranked fifth in career stolen base percentage at Alabama (.897) and ninth in stolen bases (61).

The list will be narrowed to 25 finalists on April 24. While an athlete does not have to be on the Top-50 Watch List to be considered for the Top 25, the eventual USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year will come from the top 25 finalists. Freshmen are also eligible for inclusion in the top-25 list. The top 10 finalists will be announced May 8 and the top 3 will be announced on May 22. The 2019 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year will be revealed May 28 prior to the start of the Women’s College World Series.

Brown and her teammates open the 2019 season Feb. 8-10 at the Troy University Tournament in Troy, Ala. There, the Tide will face the host Trojans, along with Murray State and Maryland.

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