Six Badgers earn All-Big Ten softball honors

The Wisconsin softball team is set to host the Big Ten Tournament this week. They will do so with six all-conference players on the roster, which is the most in program history.

Senior Kelsey Jenkins took home first-team honors. Jenkins finished the regular season leading the league in batting average (.420) and on-base percentage (.578). The second baseman is the program’s all-time career leader in runs and walks. This is her third time earning All-Big Ten first-team honors.

Senior shortstop Brooke Wyderski and freshman pitcher Haley Hestekin made the All-Big Ten second team. Wyderski leads the team with 40 RBI and 89 total bases. Hestekin has a 16-6 record on the mound with a 1.97 ERA. 

Hestekin and Taylor Johnson earned spots on the All-Freshman team. Johnson hit a team-high seven home runs. The infielder notched 32 runs, 40 hits and 27 RBI. 

Sophomore pitcher Kaitlyn Menz was named to the All-Defensive team. She has a 3.18 ERA.

Senior Samantha Arents was also recognized as the team’s Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree.

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