CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Freshman third baseman Sarah Coon of the Virginia softball team has been named to the ACC All-Freshman team it was announced by the league office with the release of the annual award winners on Wednesday (May 11) prior to the start of the ACC Championships.

The All-ACC and All-Freshman teams are voted on by the league’s coaches and coaches are not allowed to vote for their own players.

Virginia received bye and opens play at the ACC Championships on Thursday (May 12) when the Cavaliers take on third-seeded Florida State at 7:30 p.m. on ACC Network. The tournament is being played at Vartabedian Field at Pittsburgh.

Coon has started all 50 games for the Cavaliers, hitting at a .279 clip with six home runs, 30 runs scored and 32 RBI which tied for the team lead. She has drawn a team-leading 25 walks and been hit by 11 pitches for a team-leading 36 free bases. Coon also has gone 7-for-9 on steal attempts this season.

The freshman helped Virginia finish sixth in the overall standings – a jump of six spots from last season. The Hoos won four series in ACC play this season, including sweeps of NC State, Boston College and Pittsburgh. Virginia also took the series from then No. 24 Notre Dame to open conference play. The 13 ACC wins ties for the most in season in program history, while the 27 wins is the most in a season since 2012.