The Southeastern Conference announced its 2020 Preseason All-SEC softball team Wednesday and Alabama led the league with three players on the list.
Seniors Bailey Hemphill and Elissa Brown and sophomore Montana Fouts represent the defending SEC champion Crimson Tide on the preseason team, making Alabama the only team with three players on the list. All three earned All-SEC honors last season, with Fouts named the SEC Freshman of the Year.
The team is voted on by the league’s head coaches, each voting for five infielders, four outfielders, three pitchers, one catcher and one designated player/utility.
The Crimson Tide opens its 2020 season at the Joanne Graf Classic in Tallahassee, Fla., Feb. 7-8. There, Alabama will play two games each against North Carolina and host Florida State.