Ole Miss’ Kylan Becker, Elantra Cox first preseason All-SEC softball selections in program history

Published 11:38 am Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Ole Miss softball players Kylan Becker and Elantra Cox made history Wednesday.

Becker and Cox were voted to the preseason All-SEC team by the league’s 13 head coaches. The outfielders are the first players in the program’s 22-year history to earn the honor.

Becker hit .375 with 75 hits as a sophomore last season, becoming the first Ole Miss player to earn first-team All-SEC honors. She also had 31 RBIs and scored 34 runs.

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Cox, the Rebels’ leadoff hitter, is back for her senior season after leading the SEC last season with 93 hits, a single-season program record, and is just seven shy of setting the school’s career hits record. She finished with a .429 average and also set a single-season school record with 51 runs scored.

Ole Miss, fresh off its first-ever SEC Tournament championship and super regional appearance, will open the 2018 season Feb. 9 in the Sand Dollar Classic in Gulf Shores, Alabama.