Carson-Newman outfielder Bre Lockett (Fontana, Calif.) and utility infielder Elayna Siebert have both earned first team All-America honors from Daktronics, the organization announced Wednesday evening.
Siebert and Lockett become the first pair of players to make an All-America first team since Zoe Heim and Jessie Howard pulled off the feat in 2008.
The duo becomes Carson-Newman ninth and 10th All-Americans in C-N’s NCAA history and 14th and 15th when factoring in the program’s NAIA days.
An All-American outfielder is a bit of a rarity for C-N softball. Lockett is just the second player in Carson-Newman history to earn that honor, joining Kelli Hensley (2014). Siebert becomes the first utility player to earn All-America honors for the Eagles. The bulk of Carson-Newman’s All-American’s have come at shortstop and pitcher.
Lockett also garnered first team all-SAC honors after leading the league in batting average (.452), on-base percentage (.545) and slugging (.841).
A two-time SAC Player of the Week, National Women Play Ball DII Athlete of the Week and TSWA Player of the Week, she is top 30 in the nation with her batting average and is tied for fourth in the league with 13 home runs and fourth in the league with 55 RBI.
Siebert came on late to finish as the runner up to Lockett for the league’s batting title with a .440 average (also good for 86th in the nation). Siebert also earned first team all-conference and all-region honors as a freshman utility player.
Siebert and Lockett are the only two players from the South Atlantic Conference selected to either the first or second All-America teams from Daktronics.