Bigham, who was also named a first-team selection, was joined on the squad by sophomore outfielder Kelly Ayer, graduate right-handed pitcher Jenny Bressler and graduate designated player Tori Gilbert on the squad. Ayer, Bressler and Gilbert were all second-team selections.
Bigham is the first Virginia player to be named VaSID Rookie of the Year since Kelly Haller in the 2007 season. She was also named an NFCA All-Region first team selection this season and was an All-ACC third team selection.
VaSID names 44 all-state teams in 23 sports each year, as well as an Academic All-State squad and an all-sports champion in both the University and College Divisions. Membership in VaSID is open to all media relations professionals working at a university or conference in the state of Virginia.