Jake Locker's great and all—don't get us wrong. The Husky quarterback will likely be selected first in the 2011 NFL draft, which would be a

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Best Husky

Danielle Lawrie

Jake Locker's great and all—don't get us wrong. The Husky quarterback will likely be selected first in the 2011 NFL draft, which would be a whopper of an individual accomplishment. But talented as he is, until he marches the Huskies back into a bowl game, he won't be within sniffing distance of Danielle Lawrie, the UW softball (a misnomer, this being fastpitch) fireballer who consistently led the Huskies deep into the postseason throughout her career. She's easily been the best player in the collegiate ranks since she first set foot on the mound, and is probably in the ring as the best her sport has ever seen, period. Unlike Major League Baseball, which employs a five-man pitching rotation, Lawrie started—and finished—almost every game the Huskies played. To be so consistently dominant and durable (she posted a 40–5 record in 2010) is freakish in the very best sense of the word. —Mike Seely

 
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