Kentucky sophomore catcher Griffin Joiner and freshman pitcher Kelsey Nunley were honored by the Southeastern Conference on Tuesday for their performances this season.
Joiner was one of 12 players named to the All-SEC Second Team and one of nine players chosen for the All-Defensive Team.
Nunley was one of 13 players named to the SEC's All-Freshman Team.
Joiner, a Hopkinsville native, is batting .327 this season with 10 home runs and 27 runs scored. She leads the team with 13 doubles and 41 RBI. Behind the plate, Joiner is fielding at a .986 clip and has caught 14 of 55 base runners stealing, including 10 of 28 in SEC play.
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Nunley (24-7) is the first pitcher in UK history to win 20 games in a season. She leads the Wildcats with a 2.01 ERA and has pitched a team-high 2231⁄3 innings, with 170 strikeouts. The native of Soddy Daisy, Tenn., has 19 complete games and three shutouts.
Player of the Year: Lauren Gibson, Tennessee
Pitcher of the Year: Chelsea Thomas, Missouri
Coach of the Year: Tim Walton, Florida
Freshman of the Year (tie): Bianka Bell, LSU; Geri Ann Glasco, Georgia
Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Jenna Marston, Missouri
ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM
Pitchers: Chelsea Thomas, Missouri; Hannah Rogers, Florida
Infielders: Lauren Gibson, Tennessee; Raven Chavanne, Tennessee; Madison Shipman, Tennessee; Paige Wilson, Georgia
Outfielders: Kayla Braud, Alabama; Kat Dotson, Tennessee; Kaylee Puailoa, Georgia; A.J. Andrews, LSU
Catcher: Jenna Marston, Missouri
Designated player: Lauren Haeger, Florida
ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM
Pitchers: Rachele Fico, LSU; Kimmy Beasley, Arkansas
Infielders: Samie Garcia, South Carolina; Kelsey Stewart, Florida; Bianka Bell, LSU; Kaila Hunt, Alabama
Outfielders: Haylie McCleney, Alabama; Kelsey Horton, Florida; Branndi Melero, Auburn; Jacee Blades, LSU
Catcher: Griffin Joiner, Kentucky
Designated player: Mel Dumezich, Texas A&M
Pitchers: Kelsey Nunley, Kentucky; Chelsea Wilkinson, Georgia
Infielders: Kelsey Stewart, Florida; Bianka Bell, LSU; Geri Ann Glasco, Georgia; Emily Carosone, Auburn
Outfielders: Haylie McCleney, Alabama; Kaylee Puailoa, Georgia; Kirsti Merritt, Florida; Andrea Hawkins, Alabama; Tiffany Howard, Auburn
Catcher: Kellsi Kloss, LSU
Designated player: Cali Lanphear, Texas A&M
P: Chelsea Thomas, Missouri; C: Griffin Joiner, Kentucky; 1B: Morgan Estell, Auburn; 2B: Lauren Gibson, Tennessee; SS: Madison Shipman, Tennessee; 3B: Raven Chavanne, Tennessee; LF: Kayla Braud, Alabama; CF: Haylie McCleney, Alabama
RF: Kat Dotson, Tennessee