Kentucky softball star Bailey Vick’s season may have been cut short by the coronavirus pandemic, but that did not keep her from earning the 2020 SEC Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award.
Vick is the third Kentucky softball player in a row to win the award. In 2018 and 2019 former UK shortstop Katie Reed won the award, as the softball team continues to build upon a strong reputation.
In the 2020 season that was cut short, Vick led the SEC and was second in the country in batting average, hitting .556. In a game against Georgia Tech alone this past season, Vick tied a school record with five hits in one matchup. All of this athletic success while completing her accounting degree with a 3.972 GPA.
The Cats reached the top ten nationally for the first time since the 2014 season in 2020 before everything was shut down. With the way this program is continuing to trend up, it is hard to see them not in that position in the coming seasons.