MU’s Gadbois honored as nation’s top base-stealer

07/11/2014 2:56 PM

07/11/2014 2:56 PM

Missouri sophomore Taylor Gadbois was chosen as the best base thief in NCAA Division I softball by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, which announced its 2014 Golden Shoe Awards on Friday.

Gadbois, a center fielder from Maryville, Mo., led the Tigers with 46 stolen bases — third-most in program history — in 51 attempts. She tied for fifth in the nation in steals.

Gadbois, who was a chosen first-team All-SEC and third-team All-America, had 12 games with multiple steals and also led Missouri with a .421 average and 85 hits, which is the second-most in a single season in program history.

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