Auburn places school-record-tying 4 players on All-SEC softball teams

By May 10, 2017News

 Kasey Cooper, Kaylee Carlson, Carlee Wallace and Alyssa Rivera are all being honored by the league’s head coaches. Cooper, last year’s SEC Player of the Year, was named SEC Scholar-Athlete of the year. Carlson and Wallace garnered first team honors; and Rivera earned All-Freshman Team recognition. Cooper, Carlson and Wallace were also named to the SEC All-Defensive Team. The four players matches the program record set in 2005 and matched in 2015. Cooper, is a senior mechanical engineering major w/ a 3.98 GPA and is also a nominee for the Senior CLASS Award. She became the SEC’s all-time career RBI leader when she passed Charlotte Morgan with a two-run home run against Mississippi State on May 30th. Carlson is just the second pitcher in program history to be named all-conference, joining Kristen Keyes in 2004. The junior right-hander led the SEC with 25 wins and finished the season with a 1.17 ERA and four saves. Freshman Alyssa Rivera led Auburn with a .379 batting average, hitting three home runs and driving in 25 runs.  Auburn, which moved up to No. 7 in the polls after winning a series over Alabama in Tuscaloosa for the first time in program history, is the No. 2 seed in this week’s SEC Tournament in Knoxville, Tenn. The Tigers will play Tomorrow at 4 & will take on the winner of today’s Kentucky-South Carolina game.

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