Billie Andrews was named No. 45 on the Preseason Top 100 list announced by Softball America Monday afternoon.
Andrews adds this honor after being named No. 46 in the Extra Innings Extra Elite 100 list and named No. 8 on the preseason shortstops list last week. The junior was also named to the preseason Top 100 list at No. 58 by D1Softball.
The Gretna, Neb., native, is coming off of a record-breaking sophomore season in 2022. The second-team All-Big Ten selection recorded 20 home runs during the year, setting a sophomore school record and finishing the season ranked 13th in the NCAA. Andrews was named an NFCA third-team All-Midwest Region selection and was voted the Nebraska Female Athlete of the Year. The Gretna, Neb., native finished the 2022 campaign with a .330 batting average which included 59 hits and 51 RBIs. Andrews started every game at shortstop for the Huskers and finished the year with a .925 fielding percentage helping Nebraska to its first Big Ten Tournament title.
The junior was also a leader in the classroom, claiming CoSIDA Academic All-District first team honors. Andrews was named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and was an Academic All-Big Ten honoree.