Kennedy named All-American


BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) – Texas A&M pitcher Emiley Kennedy was named an All-American by and Softball America.

Kennedy earned First Team honors from and landed on Softball America’s Second Team.

The Junior from The Woodlands helped lead the Aggies to the Super Regionals in a narrow 3-game series to the No. 1 seed Texas. Kennedy’s 10 shutouts make her the first Aggie pitcher to record double-digit shutouts in a season since Mel Dumezich registered 12 in 2011. She finished 2-0 pitching 12.0 scoreless innings and striking out eight batters in two complete game shutouts in the regional round. She appeared in all three games in all but one SEC series this season. Her 100.1 innings pitched and 86 strikeouts in SEC action are the most all-time for an Aggie pitcher in a season. The Aggie had a season-high 16 strikeouts against UTSA in February.

Kennedy came into her Junior season with the mindset of wanting to be an All-American. “I want to be an All-American at the end of the year. I have to change certain things including my mentality to get there,” Kennedy said earlier this season on striving to be an All-American.

Kennedy is the first Aggie to receive First-Team All-American honors since Megan Gibson in 2008.

Texas Catcher Reese Atwood was named Softball America’s Player of the Year.