Utah senior infielder Hannah Flippen earned a slew of honors from the Pac-12 on Monday, as the league handed out its postseason honors.
Flippen was named co-player of the year in the Pac-12, along with Arizona’s Katiyana Mauga, earning the honor for the second straight year. She also was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, was the league batting champion with a .424 average, and also was named to the All-Pac-12 first team.
In addition to batting average, Flippen ranks in the top 10 in the Pac-12 in on-baase percentage, slugging percentage, runs batted in, runs scored, doubles and total bases.
She is also the first player to sweep the Pac-12’s player of the year and defensive player of the year honors since the defensive player of the year award was introduced in 2005.
Utah junior pitcher Miranda Viramontes joined Flippen on the all-Pac-12 first team, while Utes Alyssa Barrera (freshman outfielder), Katie Donovan (junior pitcher) and Anissa Urtez (senior shortstop) were named to the second team. Barrera also earned all-freshman honors, along with Utah catcher/third baseman Kelly Martinez.