Alabama softball Team 26 keeps a familiar face on its roster. Kaylee Tow announced early Tuesday morning, via her Instagram, that she will return to the University of Alabama softball team to play her fifth year.

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"Team 25 made it so fun to show up everyday. I don’t understand the results of this season right now, and maybe I never will, but I couldn’t be more thankful to have been a part of this team," Tow wrote. "With that being said, I am so honored and excited that I will be returning for a 5th year to be a part of Team 26! I will cherish every moment and be thankful for each day that I get to wear this jersey. I can’t wait for next year, but for now, I’ll relive all the amazing memories I’ve had with this team."

Tow, a utility player who played mainly first base this season, played a major role in the success of Team 25 this past season. Batting third, she had a .362 average, 8 HRs, and 51 RBIs. With the fourth highest batting average and the second highest OPS on the team, she comes in clutch when needed; for example; going 3-3 to help the Tide beat Tennessee 6-5 in the second game of the SEC Tournament, her 3-run homer in the perfect game against UCLA in the Super Regionals, and an RBI single in the third inning to help start the rally back against Florida State in the semifinals, just to name a few.

Some of her accomplishments with Team 25 include: Second Team All-SEC, and Third Team NFCA All-American.

Tow is one of ten players off Team 25 that were either a senior or graduate student.

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