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Three Red Raiders receive postseason accolades

Posted: May 13, 2014 - 3:05pm

Three members of the Texas Tech softball team received postseason accolades from the Big 12 conference on Tuesday.

Freshman Sydni Emanuel was the lone Red Raider named to the All-Big 12 First Team and joined the Big 12 Freshman of the Year Tiarra Davis of Texas as the lone freshmen to receive First Team honors.

After being named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week three times this season, sophomore Gretchen Aucoin joined freshman Cassie McClure on the All-Big 12 Second Team.

All-Big 12 teams and postseason honors are selected in a vote by the league’s head coaches, who are not allowed to vote for their own players.

Oklahoma received the most honorees with 11, followed by Texas with eight, Baylor with six and Iowa State, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech each with three. Kansas finished with two representatives.

All-Big 12 First Team

Whitney Canion, Baylor, Sr.

Taylor Thom, Texas, Sr.

Kady Self, Oklahoma, So.

Georgia Casey, Oklahoma, Jr.

Shelby Davis, Oklahoma State, Jr.

Kelsey Stevens, Oklahoma, So.

Tiarra Davis, Texas, Fr.

Mandy Ogle, Texas, Sr.

Brittany Williams, Oklahoma, Sr.

Shelby Pendley, Oklahoma, Jr.

Kaitlyn Thumann, Baylor, Jr.

Sydni Emanuel, Texas Tech, Fr.

All-Big 12 Second Team

Linsey Hays, Baylor, So.

Devon Tunning, Texas, Fr.

Jordan Strickland, Baylor, Jr.

Sarah Hawryluk, Iowa State, Sr.

Brejae Washington, Texas, Sr.

Simone Freeman, Oklahoma State, Sr.

Cassie McClure, Texas Tech, Fr.

Brittany Gomez, Iowa State, So.

Chaley Brickey, Kansas, So.

Clare Hosack, Baylor, Sr.

Whitney Ellis, Oklahoma, So.

Gretchen Aucoin, Texas Tech, So.

All-Big 12 Defensive Team

Brittany Williams, Oklahoma, Sr.

Maddie Stein, Kansas, Jr.

Jorden Spendlove, Iowa State, Jr.

Georgia Casey, Oklahoma, Jr.

Taylor Thom, Texas, Sr.

Shelby Pendley, Oklahoma, Sr.

Brejae Washington, Texas, Sr.

Destinee Martinez, Oklahoma, Sr.

Shelby Davis, Oklahoma State, Jr.

Clare Hosack, Baylor, Sr.

Mandy Ogle, Texas, Sr.

Kelsey Stevens, Oklahoma, So.

Coach of the Year

Patty Gasso, Oklahoma

Player of the Year

Taylor Thom, Texas

Pitcher of the Year

Whitney Canion, Baylor

Freshman of the Year

Tiarra Davis, Texas

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