Gopher softball's Kendyl Lindaman earns back-to-back All America honors

Gopher catcher Kendyl Lindaman was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All American second team Wednesday, just the sixth time a Gopher has made the list twice. 

After finishing her sophomore season, Lindaman also recently notched a win as back-to-back Big Ten Player of the Year and is also a member of the USA Softball Player of the Year Top 50 Watch List.

She set the Minnesota single-season home run record this season, breaking her own mark set last year with 20 long balls. That number ranks sixth in the nation.

With Lindaman leading the way in nearly every statistical category this year, the Gophers made the NCAA tournament and advanced to the regional round, where they lost to Washington in a 5-2 heartbreaker after taking an early lead.