On Friday, Allison Kime will become the second UCF Knights Softball player to get inducted into UCF Hall of Fame, joining Stephanie Best who was inducted in 2015.
Here are some of reactions from UCF Softball alumnae on her induction.
Played at UCF (2002-2005), UCF Hall of Fame Inductee (2015), UCF’s all-time HR leader, A-Sun Champion (2005), Teammate of Kime in NPF with Rockford Thunder in 2008
Pitching ace• 4 hole hitter• Ultimate competitor• Defines GRIT• 10— Stephanie Best (@pro_swings) March 15, 2019
Because of @allisonkime and her time at UCF, because she refused to lose when she had the ball in her hand... UCF has had nothing but opportunity and respect ever since. You are a true trailblazer Allie!! pic.twitter.com/BUWgyyPOlU
Teammate of Kime’s at UCF (2006-2008), C-USA Champion (2008), Played vs. Kime in 2009 NPF
“I’m so happy for Allie and truly believe she deserves this honor. I’m grateful that she was my teammate and friend. Ally definitely made a lasting impression on the program. She has paved the way and set the standard of the level of players that the program continues to bring in. Congrats Ally and Go Knights!”
Pitcher at UCF (2004-2005), A-Sun Tournament MVP, A-Sun Champ (2005)
“Allison was a great pitcher with a kind heart and I thoroughly enjoyed watching her pitch. I know it must have been amazing to play behind her as a UCF Knight. Congratulations Allison! It’s a well deserved award”
Pitcher at UCF (2012-2015), C-USA Pitcher of Year 2012, All-American 2015, UCF’s all-time strikeout career leader at UCF, AAC Champion (2014-2015)
“I was not surprised in the least to hear that Allie is going to be in the Hall of Fame! She helped shape the softball program in big ways and was the player and leader I aspired to be like during my time as a Knight. A huge congrats to Allison for this well deserved honor! Thank you for being the type of player that left it all on the field. It help pushed me to do the same.”
Pitcher at UCF (2013-2016), All-American in 2015, AAC Pitcher of the Year in 2015, NPF Champion in 2016, all-time wins leader at UCF, AAC Champion (2014-2015)
“Congrats to Allie on an amazing career that is being recognized on such a big stage. Any time that you can bring a positive light to your university and more specifically the softball program is something to truly be proud of. She is so deserving of this prestigious honor! Thank you to Allie for paving the way for our program and setting such a high standard for the pitchers and players to come after her.”