Florida Gators head coach Tim Walton continues to turn around his team’s roster following a disappointing 2023 season. That continued Friday as Florida landed the commitment of 2023 All-American outfielder Korbe Otis out of the NCAA transfer portal.
The Littleton, CO native spent her first two years of college at Louisville and found immediate success in the ACC.
As a freshman, Otis hit .289 with five homers and 30 RBIs. She was named to the ACC’s All-Freshman team as a result.
Instead of experiencing a “sophomore slump,” the talented outfielder turned in an exceptional campaign in 2023. Otis hit .414 (.502 OBP) and had twenty-two multi-hit games. She finished 18th in the nation (third in the ACC) with 75 hits. Additionally, she stole twenty-three bags in twenty four opportunities.
Otis also hit ten home runs, recorded eight doubles and drove in 43 runs in 56 games.
Softball America named Otis a first team All-American for her efforts in 2023. D1Softball named her to the All-American second team. The ACC First Team honoree was named the conference’s player of the week three times.
Otis will have two years of eligibility remaining in Gainesville and should provide protection for returning SEC Player of the Year Skylar Wallace.