Autumn Owen was named Most Valuable Player of this summer's Florida Gulf Coast League (FGCL photo)

Former Polk County standout Autumn Owen earned Most Valuable Player honors in helping lead the Manatee Impact to the championship of the Florida Gulf Coast League.

The FGCL is a summer college league that hosts some of the top players from around the country. Teams played a 25-game schedule in Sarasota.

Owen hit .418 for the league’s season, driving in 19 runs with six doubles and three homers in 55 at-bats.

She helped lead the Impact to an 18-3-1 record, then a 9-5 victory over the Manatee Squeeze in the league tournament championship game.

Owen’s teammates included Jordan Stephens, who played last season at Alabama; Tiffany Domingue, who recently transferred to Georgia Tech; and Savanah Henley, who pitched last season at Virginia and led the FGCL in strikeouts