Eagles retire Cat Floyd’s number

Assistant Coach Paul Moore (left) and Head Coach Jeff Ellis officially retire Cat Floyd's number 11. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Assistant Coach Paul Moore (left) and Head Coach Jeff Ellis officially retire Cat Floyd's number 11. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

No Polk State softball player will ever again wear number 11. 

Last worn by pitcher Cat Floyd, the number was officially retired before the Polk State softball alumni game Jan. 16 in Winter Haven. 

Playing for the Eagles in the 2010 and 2011 seasons, Floyd recorded 35 wins, 13 losses, a 1.82 ERA, and 290 strikeouts. 

She earned Suncoast Conference Pitcher of the Year and FSCAA State Pitcher of the Year honors in 2011 when she went 22 – 6 with a school-record-tying ERA of 0.97 for a season. 

She was also named a 1st Team NJCAA All American, the only Eagles softball pitcher who has achieved that honor. 

"During her time here at Polk, Cat was the hardest worker I've ever had and improved more than any player I have ever had," said Head Coach Jeff Ellis. 

"She went from a freshman pitcher who struggled to one who as a sophomore became dominant and one of the best pitchers in the country. 

"She led us to our first ever appearance in the District Championship Game and was a huge part in laying the foundation for the program that we are today." 

Floyd is from Ocoee, Fla., and attended Ocoee High School.  

Mar 20
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State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
Winter Haven, Fla.
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State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
Winter Haven, Fla.
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at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
Bradenton, Fla.
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at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
Bradenton, Fla.
CONF ALL
Hillsborough Community College 4-15 22-33
Polk State College 6-14 19-34
St. Petersburg College 10-10 32-29
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota 14-5 34-18
South Florida State College 6-14 24-25

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