|(L-R) Bast, Vrazel, Light|
Softball is the only sport to be represented more than once among the finalists. The three young ladies representing the sport also represent all three divisions of the NCAA.
Marisa Bast of Northwestern represent D1 softball. An All-American and three-time all-conference selection, she was also a three-time all-conference-academic choice. More on Bast from the NCAA release: "Marisa Bast, a softball student-athlete at Northwestern University, served for three years on her campus Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Her senior year, Bast spearheaded the launch of an ongoing anti-bullying campaign, Reach Out and Reinforce Respect (ROARR), which pairs Northwestern student-athletes with local middle and elementary schools to advocate against bullying.
Bailey Vrazel of the TWU Pioneers represenst the sport at the Division II level. A three-time All-American, which includes two first-team nods, Vrazel also holds two Golden Shoe Awards, marking her as the nation's leading base stealer in two different seasons. More on Vrazel, also courtesy of the NCAA: "A three-year captain for the softball team, Bailey Vrazel led her peers off the field as well. She participated for three years on the Texas Woman’s University campus Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, while coaching a 16U softball team, volunteering with the Brazosport Regional Medical Center Physical Therapy group, the Good Samaritan Nursing Home and the Angleton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center. Vrazel joined the Athenian Honor Society and was named the 2013 Honors Student-Athlete of the Year.
Megan Light of Emory University is the third softballer nominated for the award. Light is also a three-time All-American; five school records and a Team USA representation are also on her resume. For more on Light, let's turn to the NCAA one more time: "A two-year softball team captain for Emory University, Megan Light established herself as a campus leader both on and off the field. She served four years as the softball team’s representative on Emory’s campus Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Off the field, she volunteered at a homeless shelter and Global Health Action, where she worked with donors on the Left-Behind Children program in China.