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Kansas saw six representatives named to the postseason All-Big 12 teams announced Monday. This marked the most Jayhawks picked to All-Big 12 squads since Kansas also saw six in 2006. KU had a first team honoree (Grace Hagan) for the sixth-straight season.
- The No. 25 Jayhawks closed out the regular season with a 1-0 win over Iowa State Friday night at Rock Chalk Park. Freshman Katie McClure scored the game-winner with less than five minutes remaining in regulation.
- The victory moved Kansas to 10-4-4 on the year and concluded its league slate with a 5-1-2 record, earning the team a second-place finish in the Big 12.
- KU’s win elevated its record on Senior Day matches to 14-6-1. The Jayhawks are now unbeaten in five-straight regular-season home finales.
- Katie McClure scored her fifth goal of the season in the win over the Cyclones and it was her second time scoring in the last five minutes of regulation.
- Junior goalkeeper Maddie Dobyns collected her fourth shutout of the season and 10th of her KU career.
- The Jayhawks earned a No. 2 seed in this week’s Big 12 Championship to be held in Kansas City, Missouri. That’s KU’s highest seed in the league tournament since the Jayhawks were the No. 1 overall seed in 2004.
- Kansas reached the 10-win plateau for the 13th time in Mark Francis’ 18-year tenure, as well as the fifth time in the last six seasons.
- Sophomore Grace Hagan was named to the All-Big 12 First Team for the first time in her career. Hagan scored seven goals during the regular season, the fourth-most among Big 12 players.
- KU saw three players named to the All-Big 12 Second Team: seniors Tayler Estrada and Hanna Kallmaier, as well as junior Kayla Morrison. The all-league honor was the first for Estrada and Kallmaier and the second for Morrison, who was named to the All-Freshman Team in 2014.
- Katie McClure and Addisyn Merrick were the KU representatives on the All-Freshman Team. The Jayhawks had players named to the All-Freshman squad for the sixth-straight season.
- The Jayhawks will meet No. 7 seed TCU in the Big 12 Championship quarterfinals at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday at Swope Soccer Village. Kansas topped the Horned Frogs, 2-1, on Sept. 30 in Fort Worth.