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Northwest softball’s Polk named NJCAA First Team All-American

Add another honor for Northwest Mississippi Community College softball infielder McKaylee “K.K.” Polk, who has been chosen as a First Team All-American by the NJCAA, the organization announced on Tuesday morning, June 6.  

This marks the second year in a row that Polk has earned All-American accolades from the NJCAA, after earning second team recognition last season. She was the only Ranger from the 2023 squad chosen for All-American honors

Polk, who was named MACCC Softball Player of the Year last month and earned All-Region honors on Monday, led Northwest and the conference in nearly every offensive category this season. The University of Memphis signee batted .554 this season with 24 home runs, a 1.339 slugging percentage, a .647 on-base percentage and 27 walks, all of which became new single-season program records.

A Senatobia native, Polk also finished second in a single season for doubles (19) and runs batted in (60). She finished third in base hits (70) and runs scored (55), while earning MACCC Player of the Week honors four times during the span of her career, including three accolades this season.

Additionally, Polk was just as solid at third base, compiling a .947 fielding percentage and helping turn two double plays.

Polk leaves Northwest with a .461 batting average, marking a new career record. She also holds career records in home runs (42), runs batted in (123), total bases (305), walks (45), slugging percentage (1.034) and on-base percentage (.540).

Northwest finished the 2023 season with a 32-11 overall record, marking back-to-back 30-win seasons for the first time in program history.

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