Hamilton wins Corbett Award

Louisiana-Lafayette pitcher Christina Hamilton, the Sun Belt Pitcher of the Year, has won the Corbett Award, the Allstate Sugar Bowl announced Wednesday.

Hamilton compiled a 29-4 record during a record-setting year for the Ragin’ Cajuns. After posting a 22-1 record during the regular season, she picked up two more wins during UL-Lafayette’s postseason run to the Women’s College World Series.

Nine of her victories came against ranked teams. UL-Lafayette, which was a No. 6 national seed in the NCAA Tournament, finished the year with a 49-10-1 overall record.

The Corbett Awards are presented annually to the top male and female amateur athletes in the state of Louisiana. They are selected by the Greater New Orleans Sports Awards Committee, a group of current and former media members who select the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame, as well as annual award winners in a variety of categories, including the Corbett Awards and the Eddie Robinson Award.