Just ahead of the 2019 SEC Tournament, the league office has announced its All-SEC awards, and four UK players are included.
Kayla Kowalik - SEC All-Freshman team
Abbey Cheek - SEC Player of the Year, First Team All-SEC, SEC All-Defensive Team
Katie Reed - SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Second Team All-SEC, SEC All-Defensive Team
Jenny Schaper - First Team All-SEC, SEC All-Defensive Team
Cheek, the newly-named SEC Player of the Year, has become the first Kentucky player ever to win the award in the 22-year history of the program. The awards make for senior shortstop Reed's second-straight Scholar Athlete Award, second-straight appearance on the Second Team All-SEC and second appearance on the All-Defensive Team, while Schaper’s two awards are her first two postseason honors by the league coaches in her career.
The No. 4 seed Cats are set to begin SEC Tournament play on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in College Station and will face either (12) Mississippi State, (13) Texas A&M or (5) Ole Miss.