A trio of University of Georgia softball student-athletes have garnered postseason recognition from the Southeastern Conference. Sophomore Sydney Kuma was named to the All-SEC Newcomer Team while freshmen Sydney Chambley and Jayda Kearney landed spots on the All-SEC Freshman Team.
Kuma, a native of Fresno, California, concluded the season hitting .296. She knocked a team-best 14 home runs and drove in a team-high 34 runs on 47 hits. She also touched home more than any Bulldog, scoring 36 times. In SEC play, Kuma scattered 19 hits and drove in 10 runs. She started every game of the season at second base, the only Bulldogs to start all 49 games at the same position in 2021.
Georgia native Chambley was one of two Bulldogs to hit north of .300 on the season. She hit nine home runs and drove in 29 runners. She led the SEC with six triples and joined Kuma as the only Bulldogs to top 40 hits. Chambley assisted on four putouts from the outfield on the season.
Kearney, who hails from Columbus, New Jersey, was Georgia’s leading hitter in conference play, hitting .286 with 18 hits. She tied a team high with five home runs in SEC play with 13 RBI. On the season, Kearney scored 20 runs, drove in 23, and was a perfect 7-for-7 in stolen bases.
The last time Georgia had two or more Bulldogs on the All-Freshman Team was 2013.
Georgia opens SEC Tournament play Wednesday against (6) Kentucky. First pitch is set for 7:30 p.m. on SEC Network live from Tuscaloosa, Alabama.