A college softball All-American, and future member of the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns, recognized yet another regular season Sun Belt Conference championship for her 2020 team.


Kleist, who transferred from Oregon, will have one year of eligibility remaining with the Cajuns on the field, while she completes her masters degree at UL off the field.

During her three-year stay in Oregon, Kleist won at least 15 games each year on the way to accumulating a 59-18 mark, while posting a 1.60 ERA over 477 innings pitched.

The 2016 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, Kleist was awarded All-American accolades in 2017, while also being tabbed a NFCA All-Pacific Region selection three times.

Last season, Kleist hit the 20-win mark for the second-consecutive year, going 21-7 with a 1.32 ERA, including 221 strikeouts in 179.2 innings pitched.

Kleist tossed a no-hitter against eventual national champion Florida State last season, while also throwing a one-hitter against then-No. 2 Oklahoma.

In the final 2018 NCAA rankings, Kleist ranked inside the Top 25 for earned run average, fewest hits allowed, shutouts, strikeout-to-walk ratio, total strikeouts, strikeouts per seven innings, victories and fewest walks allowed.

If Summer Ellyson continues to put up the kind of numers she's currently putting up, it's possible Louisiana could have two All-Americans on their pitching staff next season.