On Wednesday Minnesota Golden Gophers sophomore catcher Kendyl Lindaman was named a Second Team All-American by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. Lindaman is now just the sixth Gopher to be named a two-time All-American and only the fourth player in Minnesota history to be named an All-American in back to back seasons.
Lindaman adds to her 2018 honors that saw her being named the Big Ten Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. Lindman hit.275 on the season recording 56 hits and scoring 52 runs. She tied her school record she set her freshman season with 20 home runs on the season. The 20 home runs ranked sixth in the country.
Lindaman led the Gophers in slugging percentage at .832, on-base percentage at .532, RBI with 55, doubles with 13, and walks with 55. Her walk total is the second highest in a season in Gopher history and ranked her fifth in the nation. Her 118 career walks already ranks her third in Gopher history after just two seasons.
Lindaman was named a First Team All-American in 2017 along with being named the Big Ten Player and Big Ten Freshman of the year. She will hope to be the first ever Gopher to earn All-American status in three consecutive seasons in 2019.