A Pair of Jayhawks Claim All-Big 12 Honors
IRVING, Texas – Kansas senior shortstop Chaley Brickey became just the second Jayhawk to earn four-consecutive conference honors after the league office announced the 2016 All-Big 12 Conference selections Tuesday afternoon.
A product of Haltom City, Texas, Brickey earned All-Big 12 First Team accolades for the second year in a row, while freshman hurler Alexis Reid earned her first league honor after being named to the All-Big 12 Freshman Team.
Brickey ends her record-breaking career as a Jayhawk with her fourth all-conference honor to join Shelly Musser (1999-2002) as the only Jayhawks to garner league accolades during each season of their career in the Crimson and Blue.
This season, Brickey hit .387 in 51 starts, while recording 10 home runs, 36 RBIs and a Big 12-leading 41 walks. She tied the Jayhawks’ senior record for doubles in a season with 18. During Big 12 play, Brickey batted .372 with five doubles, two home runs and 13 RBIs. The senior shortstop registered a .628 slugging percentage and .525 on-base percentage in 17 starts.
Over the last four seasons, Brickey has etched her name all over Kansas’ record books, claiming the walk record with 145 base on balls, the runs scored record with 175 and the all-time RBI record with 157. Brickey ended her career with a .362 clip at the plate, which is second best in KU history. She is also second in career home runs with 39 and doubles with 54.
In addition to a stellar career with Kansas, Brickey became the fourth Jayhawk to be selected in the National Professional Fastpitch draft after the Pennsylvania Rebellion chose her as the 16th overall pick of the 2016 draft.
In Big 12 action, Reid made six starts and eight appearances in the circle for the Jayhawks. The Blue Springs, Missouri product ended her rookie campaign with a 4-1 mark in league play, including a victory over No. 3 Oklahoma. Reid surrendered 15 earned runs in 35 and one-thirds innings for a 2.97 ERA. The right-hander struck out 14 Big 12 batters and tossed four complete games while allowing 13 walks.
Overall, Reid finished her freshman season with a 5-6 mark and a 3.88 ERA in 65 innings of work. She struck out 33 batters while allowing 31 walks. She tossed six complete games in 17 appearances and 11 starts.
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