LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech senior Kierra Miles led a trio of Red Raiders selected Wednesday to the All-Big 12 teams that were announced by the conference office.
Miles garnered second team honors for the second straight year after hitting a team-best .310 on the year while leading the Red Raiders with a .398 on base percentage, 22 steals and a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage from right field. The Mustang, Okla., native is the first Red Raider to receive All-Big 12 honors in back-to-back seasons since Mikey Kenney in 2012-13.
She was joined on the postseason awards list by freshmen Raina O'Neal and Kassidy Scott, who were both named to the Big 12 All-Freshman Team. The Red Raiders were won of just four Big 12 schools with multiple players on the all-freshman team.
Tied for the Big 12 lead in home runs with 12 entering the postseason, O'Neal has put together an impressive debut season at the plate. The Pearland, Texas, native leads the team in runs scored and is second on the team in RBI with 32 and slugging percentage at .559.
Scott has been a machine in the circle for the Red Raiders in her first year in the Scarlet and Black. The Piedmont, Okla., native led the Big 12 in starts and appearances in conference play, starting 15 of Tech's 18 Big 12 games. Over the course of the year, she has tossed 183.2 innings, the fourth most by a Tech freshman in program history, in 29 starts and a Big 12-best 43 appearances. Scott has eight of the team's nine complete games on the year and yields a team-best 4.23 ERA.
With her complete-game victory Sunday against South Dakota, Scott became the fifth Red Raider in school history with 10 or more wins in her freshman season. She also pitched the third-longest outing in the nation this year (13.1 innings) during Texas Tech's 14-inning marathon against Texas earlier this season.
The three selections this season marks the eighth-straight year where multiple Red Raiders were represented on the All-Big 12 teams. This is the second straight year Texas Tech has had at least one freshman recognized after outfielder Kiani Ramsey made All-Big 12 second team last season in her first year on campus.
The Red Raiders are gearing up for the Big 12 Championships this weekend in Oklahoma City, Okla. Texas Tech enters Friday's pool play as the No. 6 seed and will take on No. 4 Texas at 11 a.m. at Integris Field and No. 1 Oklahoma at 7:30 p.m. inside ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.