(STILLWATER, Oklahoma / January 30, 2019) – Oklahoma State softball senior Madi Sue Montgomery was one of 50 student-athletes named to the Top 50 Watch List for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year, it was announced by USA Softball Wednesday afternoon. 


Wednesday's unveiling marks the second-straight year a Cowgirl has been featured on the preseason watch list, as Montgomery follows Vanessa Shippy, who last year was one of 10 finalists still in contention for the prestigious honor at the season's end.


Montgomery is coming off perhaps her best collegiate season yet, as the 2018 campaign saw her hit 15 home runs to break the decade-old OSU single-season home run record. The Burleson, Texas, native also drove in 68 runs, ranking sixth nationally, second in the Big 12 and falling just three shy of the Oklahoma State record in that category. 


The left-handed hitter's 15 home runs and 68 RBI powered the most potent offense in school history last year, and of her 67 hits, 31 resulted in extra bases. She owns two of the top three single-season RBI totals in the Cowgirl record books and is just 10 home runs and 10 RBI shy of matching the program's best marks in those categories.


Montgomery enters her senior season as a three-time All-Big 12 performer that has also twice earned the nod as an NFCA All-Region selection. She has started all 182 possible games during her Cowgirl career thus far, and has the opportunity set the OSU records for most games played, most games started and most consecutive games started this year, among several other records she is currently chasing.