Sooners Set Record; Cowgirls Honored
Oklahoma’s softball team set a school record by having eight players honored as All-Central Region selections by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
Four Sooners were named first team, three were named second team, and one third team.
First baseman Lauren Chamberlain, second baseman Georgia Casey, third baseman Shelby Pendley, and outfielder Kady Self all made first team.
Chamberlain overcame a back injury to make first team all-region for the third year in a row.
The junior missed six weeks of the season, but still put up good enough numbers to be all-region again.
Self made all-region despite not playing much in the non-conference portion of the schedule.
She had an incredible conference season, however, leading the league in several different categories before suffering a season-ending knee injury in early May.
Second team selections for the Sooners were infielder/outfielder Brittany Williams, pitcher Kelsey Stevens, and catcher Whitney Ellis.
Senior outfielder Destinee Martinez was a third team pick.
The eight picks were the most ever for the Sooners, topping the previous record of six set in 2005, 2007 and 2013.
Arizona and Hofstra were the only other schools to have eight all-region selections.
Oklahoma State had four players named All-Midwest Region.
Outfielder Shelby Davis was named first team, pitcher Simone Freeman and third baseman Tiffany Mikkelson were named second team, and utility player Danielle Riddle was named third team.
Oklahoma will host an NCAA regional this weekend, facing Bryant at 7:30 on Friday night at Marita Hynes Field in Norman.
The Sooners are the #7 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.