Horton named to All-SEC Team

Curry standout receives Rebels’ first defensive honor

In a landmark season for Kaylee Horton and her Ole Miss Rebels, new ground continues to be broken on a consistent basis. On Tuesday, Horton, a two-time state champion with the Curry Yellow Jackets, was named to the 2019 SEC All-Defensive Team for her stellar work in the outfield. She joins fellow outfielders Kylan Becker and Tate Whitley, who were also named to All-SEC teams, along with pitcher Kaitlin Lee.

The four all-league selections are the most the Rebels have ever been bestowed with. Prior to having three honorees in 2017, Ole Miss had never had more than two in a single year. Completing the clean sweep of all-conference honors for the Rebel outfielders, Horton becomes the first-ever Ole Miss honoree on the SEC All-Defensive team. Making just one error in right field for a .971 average, Horton has not only made a myriad of web gem catches but has also proven to have a cannon of a right arm, tying for the outfield lead with four assists. “It’s an amazing honor, especially when we were able to make program history as a team for the most All-SEC players named in one year. I feel it puts us in an even better mindset going into the SEC Tournament knowing that our team accomplishments have come with us working as hard as we have,” Horton said. “The three of us in the outfield have an incredible bond — always working together and trying to make each other better. It’s what is special about our team.”