Three Sooner Softball Players Named to All-America Team
Three Oklahoma softball players were named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America team on Wednesday, May 27.
Both senior first baseman Lauren Chamberlain and senior shortstop/pitcher Shelby Pendley were named to the first team, while freshman pitcher Paige Parker was named second team.
Chamberlain joins Keilani Ricketts as the only Sooner players to be a four-time All-American, and the only other besides Ricketts to be a three-time first team All-American.
Pendley is a three-time All-American, and on the first team for the second time.
She’s the seventh three-time All-American in Sooner history, and the fifth two-time first-teamer.
Parker becomes the sixth Sooner freshman to be an All-American.
Chamberlain finished her career with the NCAA career record for home runs with 95, this season hitting 21 with 65 RBI’s while batting .399.
Pendley was the Big 12 Player of the Year, hitting .413 with 24 home runs and 65 RBI’s.
Parker was named the NFCA National Freshman of the Year, Big 12 Pitcher of the Year, and Big 12 co-Freshman of the Year.
She was 28-7 on the season, with a 1.65 earned run average, and also did well at the plate, hitting .394, with nine home runs and 43 RBI’s.
It’s the 22nd year in a row the Sooners have had at least one player named to the All-America Team.