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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Four Gators earn All-SEC accolades

Florida redshirt junior Skylar Wallace earned the SEC Player of the Year award

Florida shortstop Skylar Wallace claps during the Gators' 3-0 victory against the Central Florida Knights Wednesday, March 8, 2023.
Florida shortstop Skylar Wallace claps during the Gators' 3-0 victory against the Central Florida Knights Wednesday, March 8, 2023.

Friday morning, the Southeastern Conference announced its annual All-SEC awards, which included four members of the Florida softball team.

"It's truly a special accomplishment to earn any postseason award in this league," Florida head coach Tim Walton said. "The SEC is filled with very talented players, and these awards are representative of their hard work, the hard work of their teammates around them and our staff."  

Skylar Wallace, Charla Echols, Reagan Walsh, and Kendra Falby were named to various All-SEC teams, with Wallace also named the SEC Player of the Year. 

"I wrote down in the beginning of the year that I wanted to potentially be SEC Player of the Year, and for that to come true is awesome," Wallace said. 

The Woodstock, Georgia, native and redshirt junior is the seventh SEC Player of the Year in Florida softball history. Wallace is the first Gator to win the award since outfielder Amanda Lorenz in 2018. 

This season Wallace has led the conference in nine different offensive categories and ranked second in four additional categories. In addition, she was also selected as an All-SEC First Team member for the second consecutive season along with graduate student third baseman Charla Echols. 

Echols is the SEC leader in RBIs this year in all games played. She obtained her second All-SEC First Team nomination of her career. Echols also made an appearance on the 2023 All-SEC Defensive Team. She has 39 putouts along with a team leading 121 assists this season. 

Falby made her second consecutive appearance on the All-SEC Second Team to conclude her sophomore regular season.

The center fielder leads the team with 19 multi-hit games and has attained a 10-game hit streak, a 12-game reached base safely streak and six multi-RBI games. 

Sophomore second baseman Reagan Walsh earned her first All-SEC Second team accolade and finished conference play tied eighth in RBIs and fourth in doubles. During the regular season, she also provided crucial walk-off hits against Auburn and Ole Miss. 

UF continues its season Thursday in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Regionals.  

Contact Alyssa Britton-Harr abritton-harr@alligator.org. Follow her on Twitter @abrittonharr.

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Alyssa Britton-Harr

Alyssa Britton-Harr is a second-year journalism major and a sports reporter for The Alligator. In her free time, she enjoys cheering on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and spending time with her friends. 


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