OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Auburn pitcher Kaylee Carlson was named to the Senior CLASS Award All-American Second Team announced on Wednesday. She is one of 10 seniors comprising of first and second teams.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
Carlson concluded her Auburn career with an outstanding senior campaign, posting a 1.37 ERA, the fourth-lowest in school history, and a 21-7 record. The Garden Grove, Calif. product also became the school’s all-time winningest pitcher with 67 wins.
A Biomedical Sciences major with a minor in Spanish, Carlson has also been a standout in the classroom, billed as a Top Academic Tiger and named to the SEC Honor Roll in 2016.
Carlson paired with junior Makayla Martin to lead the Tigers pitching unit to a 1.37 cumulative ERA in 2018, the lowest in program history. The right-hander concluded her career with the lowest combined ERA in program history at 1.61 and holds two of the four lowest single-season ERAs (2017 and 2018).
Tennessee’s Meghan Gregg was named the 2018 Senior CLASS Award winner and leads the first-team All-American squad.
Senior CLASS Award First-Team All-Americans
Meghan Gregg, Tennessee
Kayli Kvistad, Florida
Paige Parker, Oklahoma
Vanessa Shippy, Oklahoma State
Allie Walljasper, LSU
Senior CLASS Award Second-Team All-Americans
Kaylee Carlson, Auburn
Ivie Drake, Georgia State
Kylee Hanson, Florida State
Kylee Perez, UCLA
Randi Rupp, Texas State