Scottie Bordelon is a reporter for WholeHogSports.com. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Bordelon previously covered high school sports for the Times Record in Fort Smith and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Springdale. He is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and Football Writers Association of America and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
2 Razorbacks on preseason All-SEC softball team
Arkansas baserunner Hannah McEwen rounds third base to score a run against Arkansas-Pine Bluff during an NCAA softball game on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Fayetteville. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)
FAYETTEVILLE — Two Arkansas players landed on the 2020 preseason All-SEC softball team on Wednesday.
Junior outfielder Hannah McEwen and senior pitcher Autumn Storms were selected to the 14-player team by the conference’s head coaches. Arkansas was one of three programs with two representatives. Alabama led the way with three.
McEwen finished her sophomore year as the SEC’s regular-season hits leader (73), earning first team All-SEC honors. She was one of two Razorbacks to start all 58 games and became the first player in program history to hit .400 or better in the regular season.
McEwen recorded 12 doubles, one triple, two home runs and drove in 26 in 2019.
Storms, a right-handed pitcher from Temecula, Calif., was named second team All-SEC following a junior season in which she led the Arkansas staff with 20 wins and a 1.63 ERA in 43 appearances - 32 starts.
Storms was the lone SEC pitcher to hold an ERA under 2.00 in 80-plus innings in conference play.
Arkansas opens its season on Feb. 7 against Texas-El Paso in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
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