NPF's A.J. Andrews receives Gold Glove

Eduardo Perez speaks to NPF Gold Glove winner A.J. Andrews and takes a moment to describe her emotions after receiving the call that she won, and what it means to her on becoming the first female to win the award.

A.J. Andrews has made plenty of highlight plays on the diamond -- so much so that even MLB has recognized her.

Andrews, who plays for the National Pro Fastpitch's Akron Racers, became the first female athlete to win a Rawlings Gold Glove Award on Friday. She was one of three athletes to receive a standing ovation, joining MLB Hall of Famers Al Kaline and Brooks Robinson.


"It's such a surreal moment, even walking up, the fact that I'm in front of all these All-Stars, all these magnificent baseball players and the fact that I get to put my name with that," Andrews told Eduardo Perez at the ceremony. "I get to say, 'I won a Gold Glove.'"

That Gold Glove is going in a shrine in her room with purple and gold streamers in honor of her LSU Tigers.

How good of an outfielder is Andrews? Well, for starters, she made a catch while falling through the fence. You read that right.

Pro softball player A.J. Andrews of the Akron Racers falls through a fence while hustling to make the catch.

"The ball was in the air, I was just running back for it -- I honestly thought it was a home run," Andrews said. "So I ran back for it and I get to the wall and the ball was there, and I just did all I could to reach up and catch it."

Being the first woman to win a Gold Glove is special for Andrews, who said it makes goals that previously seemed unachievable to women now attainable.

"Impossible is a very minimal word, and it means absolutely nothing," Andrews said. "Before this year, I'm sure many people thought it was impossible for a female to win a Rawlings Gold Glove and never thought it would be something a female could achieve. ... It's really giving a push to women's sports and the strides that they're trying to make."

Andrews became the first woman to win a Gold Glove. But she probably won't be the last.

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