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Big 12 Leads All Conferences With Seven D1Softball First-Team All-Americans

Oklahoma has reloaded through the transfer portal after winning back-to-back national championships and looks primed to win a third this season. That’s why it should come as no surprise that D1Softball’s First-Team All-American list is riddled with Sooners, six of them to be exact.

Kinzie Hansen (C), Cydney Sanders (1B), Tiare Jennings (2B), Grace Lyons (3B), Jayda Coleman (OF), and Jordy Bahl (UTL/P) all made the cut for First-Team honors. Oklahoma State’s Kelly Maxwell (SP), widely regarded as the nation’s top arm a season ago, was also selected First-Team All-American by D1Softball, bringing the Big 12’s total to seven first-teamers. The SEC, Pac-12, and American are tied for the second-most first-team selections within three.

Future Big 12 member UCF has one selection on the first team, with Jada Cody (UTL). As far as second-team selections go, Oklahoma has two with Haley Lee (UTL) and Alex Storako (SP), and Oklahoma State has one with Rachel Becker (UTL).


The Big 12 leads the way with 10 All-Americans overall, followed by the SEC with eight selections, and the Pac-12 with seven selections.

Here’s a look at both the first team and second team, which is just littered with players from the Panhandle State.

First Team

CKinzie HansenOklahoma
1BCydney SandersOklahoma
2BTiare JenningsOklahoma
SSGrace LyonsOklahoma
3BBaylee KlinglerWashington
OFKiki MilloyTennessee
OFJayda ColemanOklahoma
OFAddison BarnardWichita State
UT/PJordy BahlOklahoma
UTJada CodyUCF
UTSkylar WallaceFlorida
UTSydney McKinneyWichita State
UTYanni AcuñaArizona State
SPKelly MaxwellOklahoma State
SPKathryn SandercockFlorida State
SPMegan FaraimoUCLA
SPMontana FoutsAlabama

Second Team

CSharlize PalaciosUCLA
1BKarina GaskinsNotre Dame
2BAllie SkaggsArizona
SSErin CoffelKentucky
3BHannah GammillArkansas
OFKendra FalbyFlorida
OFMaya BradyUCLA
OFVoilet ZavodnikBYU
UT/PValerie CagleClemson
UTKayla KowalikKentucky
UTHaley LeeOklahoma
UTRachel BeckerOklahoma State
UTKarli SpaidMiami (OH)
SPDanielle WilliamsNorthwestern
SPAlex StorakoOklahoma
SPChenise DelceArkansas
SPAlana VawterStanford
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