Schkade Named To First Team All-Conference USA Team

May 11, 2016



IRVING – The postseason honors continue to roll in for junior Kelli Schkade, who has been named to the first team All-Conference USA team. She is one of five infielders and one of 15 players overall on the first team All-Conference team, as selected by a nomination and vote of the league’s head coaches.

It’s the second postseason honor for Schkade, who was also named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team on Tuesday. Schkade gives head coach Tracey Kee and North Texas first-team selections in three straight years and six all-conference selections overall in three years.

In her second season with the Mean Green, after transferring from Missouri, Schkade started all 55 games, including 54 games at shortstop, and was a two-time Conference USA Co-Player of the Week selection this season.

She led Conference USA in runs scored (52), total bases (127) and slugging percentage (.713) and tied for the league lead in home runs (13). She also ranked third in on-base percentage (.471) and fourth in batting average (.393). She tallied a team-leading 19 multi-hit games, including three three-hit games and two four-hit games.

She tallied a hit in each of the first 19 games, breaking the school record for the longest hitting streak and hitting a team-best .418 with eight multi-hit games during the 19-game stretch, and also broke the single-season school record with 52 runs scored and tied the school record with 16 doubles. She was also 16-for-19 in stolen base attempts.

For a complete list of the 2016 Conference USA Softball Superlative Awards and All-Conference Teams, please see below.

COACH OF THE YEAR
Joan Joyce, Florida Atlantic

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Courtney Clayton, UTEP

PITCHER OF THE YEAR
Kylee Hanson, Florida Atlantic

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Lauren Holifield, Southern Miss

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Madisyn Palmer, Florida Atlantic

FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE USA
C - Aleima Lopez, FIU 
C - Taylor McCord, Marshall 
IF - Melissa Martinez, Florida Atlantic 
IF - Emily Lochten, Florida Atlantic
IF - Kelli Schkade, North Texas 
IF - Caitlin Attfield, UAB 
IF - Courtney Clayton, UTEP 
OF - Emma Ocker, Charlotte 
OF - Madisyn Palmer, Florida Atlantic 
OF - Kaelynn Greene, Marshall 
OF - Morgan Zerkle, Marshall 
DP/UT - Mary Warren, UAB 
P - Kylee Hanson, Florida Atlantic 
P - Amanda Wilson, Florida Atlantic 
P - Bailey Allen, Louisiana Tech 

SECOND TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE USA
C - Krysta Tutsch, Louisiana Tech 
C - Ashley Johnson, UAB 
IF - Stephanie Texeira, FIU 
IF - A.J. Belans, FIU 
IF - Lauren Holifield, Southern Miss 
IF - Kiki Pepi, UTEP 
IF - Brooke Holloway, WKU 
OF - Gabby Spallone, FIU 
OF - Jackie Schoff, FIU 
OF - Christina Martinez, Florida Atlantic 
OF - Morgan Turkoly, Louisiana Tech 
DP/UT - Anna Cross, Louisiana Tech 
P - Lexi Betancourt, Charlotte 
P - Jordan Dixon, Marshall 
P - Samantha Robles, Southern Miss 

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Emma Ocker, Charlotte 
Jackie Schoff, FIU 
Megan Kugelmann, FIU 
Abby Summers, FIU 
Madisyn Palmer, Florida Atlantic 
Morgan Turkoly, Louisiana Tech 
Preslee Gallaway, Louisiana Tech 
Taria Page, Louisiana Tech
Briana Daiss, Marshall 
Samantha Loose, Marshall 
Bryce Holmgren, WKU