NEW ORLEANS - Five Panthers were named to the 2017 All-Sun Belt teams, the conference office announced Tuesday.

Juniors Megan Litumbe and Ivie Drake were each named to the All-Sun Belt first team and seniors Kensey Caldwell and Morgan Brown and junior Kinsley Jennings were selected second team. Jennings, a transfer from USC Upstate, was named the 2017 Sun Belt Newcomer of the Year.

Litumbe ranks ninth in the country and second in the Sun Belt with 18 home runs. She leads the team with 51 RBI. Drake is hitting .376 this season and ranks in the top-10 in the Sun Belt in hitting, runs scored, doubles, hits, on-base percentage and slugging.

Brown is 32nd in the country with 67 hits and is second in the Sun Belt. She's eighth in the conference with 12 stolen bases. Caldwell has hit 16 doubles this season which is 16th most in the country and most in the conference. She has 15 multi-hit games and 12 multi-RBI games including three games with four RBI.

Jennings has been Georgia State's best pitcher this season with a 17-10 record and 3.05 ERA. In Sun Belt games, her ERA is even stronger at 2.41. Her nine wins in Sun Belt play is third most in the conference.

Georgia State begins the Sun Belt Championships Wednesday evening as the No. 3 seed. The Panthers will face the winner of ULM and Georgia Southern who meet Wedsnesday morning.

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First Team All-Sun Belt

Devin Brown (South Alabama, Junior, P, Graphic Design)

Alyssa Denham (Louisiana, Freshman, P, Kinesiology)

Randi Rupp (Texas State, Junior, P, Management)

Alex Stewart (Louisiana, Senior, P, Mathematics/Finance)

Ivie Drake (Georgia State, Junior, C, Early Childhood Education)

Haley Hayden (Louisiana, Senior, 1B, Exercise Science)

Kaleigh Todd (South Alabama, Junior, 2B, Education)

Becca Hartley (Troy, Senior, SS, Accounting)

Ariel Ortiz (Texas State, Junior, SS, Management)

DJ Sanders (Louisiana, Junior, SS, Exercise Science)

Kara Gremillion (Louisiana, Sophomore, 3B, Exercise Science)

Aleah Craighton (Louisiana, Junior, OF, Biology/Pre-Med)

Taty Forbes (Coastal Carolina, Sophomore, OF)

Megan Litumbe (Georgia State, RS Junior, OF, Human Learning and Development)

Emily Snider (Georgia Southern, Senior, OF, Accounting)

Second Team All-Sun Belt

Sam Clakley (UTA, Sophomore, P, Kinesiology)

Kinsley Jennings (Georgia State, Junior, P)

Dixie Raley (Georgia Southern, Sophomore, P, Public Relations)

Destin Vicknair (South Alabama, Senior, P, Interdisciplinary Studies)

Lexie Comeaux (Louisiana, Sophomore, C, General Studies)

Aileen Garcia (UTA, Freshman, 1B, Mechanical Engineering)

Sandra Mendoza (UTA, Junior, 2B, Kinesiology)

Kassidy Zeringue (Louisana, Senior, 2B, Exercise Science)

Kristian Foster (South Alabama, Junior, SS, Exercise Science)

Kensey Caldwell (Georgia State, Senior, 3B, Human Learning and Development)

Morgan Brown (Georgia State, Senior, OF, Marketing)

Mekhia Freeman (Georgia Southern, Freshman, OF, Human Resource Management)

Sydney McKay (ULM, Sophomore, OF, Accounting)

Amanda Minahan (South Alabama, Senior, OF, Exercise Science)

Krista Rude (UTA, Sophomore, OF, Education)

Player of the Year

DJ Sanders (Louisiana, Junior, SS, Exercise Science)

Pitcher of the Year

Randi Rupp (Texas State, Junior, Management)

Freshman of the Year

Alyssa Denham (Louisiana, P, Kinesiology)

Newcomer of the Year

Kinsley Jennings (Georgia State, Junior, P)

Coach of the Year

Michael Lotief, Louisiana