The State’s Best!
Theurer named Player of the Year
Leader Assistant Editor
Some from throughout the valley know Jordan Theurer as a sweet, down to earth teenager who volunteers and excels academically. While others see her as a fierce force to be reckoned with on the mound and plate. Theurer was recently recognized for her poise and athleticism as she was honored with not one or even two but three state softball awards. She is truly an all American girl who has stolen the hearts of many throughout the valley.
A Bear River High School junior softball pitcher, Theurer, the daughter of Brad and Jami Theurer of Tremonton, was selected as the 2012 Deseret New’s 3A Ms. Softball, Salt Lake Tribune’s 3A Most Valuable Player and the Gatorade State Softball Player of the Year.
Theurer was thrilled but shocked by these awards, she said, “I am probably just as surprised as everybody else that I got all three of them.” She was most surprised about the Gatorade Player of the Year because only 48 individuals were recognized nationwide. She said, “There are so many good, competitive players out there and I was blessed that I was able to get it.”
Winners are selected based off their athletic production and impact during the season, academic achievement and personal character. Theurer was a perfect candidate for all three awards as she led the Bears to their fifth-straight 3A state championship title with a 26-5 record. She had a 2.09 ERA and 151 strikeouts in 157 innings pitched. Theurer recorded 11 shutouts and one no-hitter. At the plate, she batted .442 with four home runs, 13 doubles, 48 RBI, which was a team high, and a .726 slugging percentage.
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