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Six Ducks Earn All-Pac-12 Honors

May 16, 2021

Oregon landed six players on the Pac-12 All-Conference Team, highlighted by three first-teamers, while a pair earned all-freshman honors and two more were named to the all-defensive team following the release of the conference's postseason awards Sunday.
Allee Bunker, Haley Cruse and Brooke Yanez each earned first-team all-conference recognition to make the Ducks one of three teams to put a trio of players on the first team. Bunker is currently fifth in the conference with 46 RBIs and is hitting .347, while Cruse sits in the top 10 of the league in six major offensive stat categories. Yanez has been one of the top strikeout pitchers all year, and is second in strikeouts per seven innings at 10.25 and second in total strikeouts with 235.
Alyssa Brito and Terra McGowan both took home second-team all-conference honors while Hanna Delgado was named to the third team. Brito is tied for the team lead with nine home runs while McGowan has delivered in clutch situations all year, hitting .426 with runners in scoring position. Delgado is currently third on the team with a .320 batting average.
Additionally, Brito and Delgado were named to the all-freshman team while Brito and Bunker earned spots on the all-defensive team. Brito has committed just four errors all season at shortstop, with both, while Bunker has been solid all year at second base and has just one error in her last 67 chances. Delgado is currently second among Pac-12 true freshmen in hitting.
This is the seventh time in the last eight seasons that Oregon has had at least six players make one of the all-conference teams and the fourth straight season the Ducks have had multiple players on the all-freshman team. It's the third time that Oregon has put multiple players on the all-defensive team and the first time the Ducks have had both of their middle infielders make the team.
Alyssa Brito, Fr., SS
Second-Team All-Pac-12; All-Freshman Team; All-Defensive Team

  • Went 81 straight chances without making an error at shortstop to begin her collegiate career
  • Had an error in just one game heading into the last weekend of the season
  • Five of her team-high nine home runs have either tied the game or given Oregon the lead
  • Two-time Pac-12 Freshman of the Week
  • D1Softball National Freshman of the Week (March 16)

Allee Bunker, Jr., 2B
First-Team All-Pac-12; All-Defensive Team

  • Fifth in the Pac-12 with 46 RBIs
  • Hitting .347 with seven homers and 27 RBIs in games against Pac-12 teams
  • Batting .410 on the season with runners in scoring position
  • One of two players in the conference with over 150 plate appearances and fewer than 10 strikeouts
  • Just one error in her last 67 chances at second base

Haley Cruse, Sr., OF
First-Team All-Pac-12

  • Currently in the top 10 of the conference in six major offensive stat categories (batting avg., runs, hits, doubles, stolen bases, OBP)
  • Has an OBP of .511 when leading off an inning
  • Reached base in 45 of her 51 games played
  • Has led off the game with a homer four times this year
  • Has had a hand in nearly a quarter of the team's runs, scoring or driving in 60 of the 256 (23.4 percent)

Hanna Delgado, Fr., OF
Third-Team All-Pac-12; All-Freshman Team

  • Second among Pac-12 true freshman in batting average, hitting .320
  • Has two separate hitting streaks of at least eight games
  • Named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week on March 9

Terra McGowan, Jr., C
Second-Team All-Pac-12

  • Leads the team with a .426 average with runners in scoring position
  • Hitting .371 with a pair of homers in her last 10 games
  • Second in the Pac-12 with 11 runners caught stealing
  • Blasted a walk-off two-run homer in a win over Arizona on May 7

Brooke Yanez, Jr., LHP
First-Team All-Pac-12

  • Second in the conference and tied for 15th nationally with 235 strikeouts
  • Currently eighth in UO single-season history in strikeouts
  • One of just two Pac-12 pitchers averaging double-digit strikeouts per seven innings at 10.25 (Gabbie Plain – Washington)
  • Third in the conference with 20 wins
  • Two-time Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week; NFCA and D1Softball National Pitcher of the Week following last weekend's series vs. Arizona