Softball standout Bailey Vannoy to play professionally

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Charlotte’s Bailey Vannoy will continue her softball career in the professional ranks following her selection by the Florida Vibe.

Vannoy, the first Niner named an all-American, was named a Second Team All-American by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association following the 2022 season. Vannoy is the Conference USA career leader in home runs with 67. She is Charlotte’s career leader in hits (257), RBI (187), runs scored (193), games played (237), slugging percentage (.745) and on-base percentage (.462).

Vannoy is the only player in Charlotte history to be named Conference USA Player of the Year, which she achieved back-to-back in 2021 and 2022, and she was named First Team All-Conference USA for four straight years.

During the 2023 season, Vannoy batted .283 with 14 RBI and 35 RBI. Vannoy helped Charlotte to its first-ever outright regular-season conference championship this season as the Niners earned their first-ever berth into the NCAA Tournament.