Six Illinois softball players selected to All-Big Ten Teams

Carly Thomas earns the second All-Big Ten and second All-Defensive accolade of her career

All-Big Ten First Team

Kiana Sherlund: Sherlund was a unanimous selection after hitting .404 while leading the Big Ten in hits, triples, and total bases

Carly Thomas: Thomas led the Illini in doubles. She was also a First Team selection her freshman season

All-Big Ten Second Team

Maddi Doane: The senior finishes her softball career with a career high .356 average while tying for a team high 9 home runs

Stephanie Abello: A year removed from an All-Region Team and All-Tournament team honor, Abello is selected to the All-Big Ten Second Team

All-Big Ten Freshman Team

Bella Loya: As a freshman, Loya tied for a team high with 9 home runs, while finishing in the top 5 in 8 different categories for the Illini

All-Big Ten Defensive Team

Carly Thomas: Thomas was a second team All-Defensive team selection as a sophomore

Big Ten Sportsmanship Honoree

Taylor Edwards: The Arcola native was also named the winning of the Fighting Illini Spirit Award at the 2018 Oskees

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