Kansas Jayhawks

Madison Sykes

Position Infield
Height 5'6''
Class Senior
Hometown Blue Springs, Mo.
High School Blue Springs HS


  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team [2018,  2019]

2019 (JUNIOR)

  • 2019 Big 12 All-Academic First Team selection
  • One of two players to start all 51 games (48 at third base, two at shortstop and one at second base)
  • Led KU in RBI (20) and hits (39) and finished second on the team in walks (21), doubles (10), total bases (64)
  • Finished tied with Jennifer Marwitz for second on the team in multiple hit games (9) and tied for first with Sydnee Ramsey in multiple RBI games (6)
  • Five home runs in 2019, including her first home run of the season vs. Louisville (2/24)
  • Season-high three RBI games against Louisville (2/24) and Campbell (3/3)
  • Four-consecutive multiple-hit games from Feb. 9-15
  • Season-high three hits against Missouri (2/10) and at Duke (3/2)
  • Seven-game hit streak from March 2-10


  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team honoree
  • Played in 37 games with 14 starts
  • Registered nine starts at second base and five starts at third base
  • Hit in the eighth spot in the lineup nine times and the ninth spot four times
  • Recorded a .211 batting average, .302 on-base percentage and a .263 slugging percentage
  • Totaled eight hits, five runs scored and two doubles
  • Had a three-game hitting streak to her credit
  • Made first start of the season at second base against Akron (Feb. 10), recording two assists and two putouts defensively
  • 17 of her first 18 appearances were late-game defensive substitutions, only amassing seven at-bats during that 18-game stretch
  • Recorded first hit of the season with a 2-for-2 performance against Northern Colorado (March 17) as the starter at third base
  • First-career double came against UMKC (March 18), which drove in her lone RBI of the season
  • Her second double of the season came two games later in the second contest of a doubleheader at Incarnate Word (March 21)
  • Started in eight Big 12 games


  • Appeared in 40 games and made 36 starts in debut season as a Jayhawk
  • Registered a .221 batting average with 19 hits in 86 at-bats
  • Recorded a triple and two home runs, including a walk-off homer against Southeast Missouri State (3/19)
  • Totaled 14 RBIs, 14 runs scored and 14 walks
  • Posted five multi-hit efforts and five multi-RBI performances
  • Recorded first-career hit against South Carolina State (2/18)
  • Hit first home run against Green Bay (3/12)
  • Tallied a career-best three hits against Green Bay (3/10)
  • Drove in a career-high three RBIs twice
  • Drew a career-best two walks on four occasions
  • Registered 66 putouts, 57 assists and three errors for a .976 fielding percentage


  • Lettered in softball at Blue Springs High School
  • Played travel softball with the Originals
  • Earned First-Team All-Suburban Gold League honors in 2014 and 2015
  • A two-time all-district honoree (2014-15)
  • Named the Blue Springs High School Team MVP in 2015 and Defensive Player of the Year in 2014
  • Hit .417 in 2015 in conference action and .467 during nonconference play
  • Recorded the lone RBI for Team KC against Team USA during the summer of 2015


  • Majoring in management & leadership in the School of Business at the University of Kansas
  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team honoree in 2018


  • Daughter of Jeff Sykes and Melanie Royal
  • Has an older sister, Mackenzie