Kentucky Softball's Stephanie Schoonover was named the Southeastern Conference's Pitcher of the Week for the second time, following her 3-0 performance in the opening weekend, including wins over No. 3 Stanford and RV Minnesota. Schoonover's standout moments included a stellar 8.0 innings without allowing an earned run against Stanford and entering with the bases loaded to secure a win over Minnesota. Her contributions have helped Kentucky achieve a historic defensive record, allowing two runs or less in the first five games of the season.

By the Numbers
  • Schoonover was 3-0 in the opening weekend
  • Recorded 9 strikeouts in her season debut
  • Kentucky Softball allowed two runs or less in the first five games of the season for the first time in program history
State of Play
  • UK Softball will compete in the 2024 Shriners Children's ESPN Elite Invitational in Clearwater, Florida
  • The team will face North Carolina, Wisconsin, Washington, UCF, and Texas
  • Introduction of The Kentucky Softball Designated Players Club as the Official Booster Program of the team
Bottom Line

Stephanie Schoonover's outstanding performance has earned her the SEC Pitcher of the Week title for the second time, and her contributions have significantly enhanced Kentucky's defensive strength, enabling the team to achieve a historic record. The team's upcoming participation in the 2024 Shriners Children's ESPN Elite Invitational and the introduction of The Kentucky Softball Designated Players Club signify new opportunities for growth and support for the team.