Oklahoma Sooners softball

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Oklahoma Sooners softball
Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
Founded1975
UniversityUniversity of Oklahoma
Head coachPatty Gasso (25th season)
ConferenceBig 12
LocationNorman, OK
Home stadiumOU Softball Complex (Capacity: 1,378)
NicknameSooners
ColorsCrimson and Cream[1]
         
NCAA Tournament champions
2000, 2013, 2016, 2017
NCAA WCWS runner-up
2012, 2019
NCAA WCWS appearances
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
AIAW WCWS appearances
1975, 1980, 1981, 1982
NCAA Super Regional appearances
2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
NCAA Tournament appearances
1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Conference Tournament championships
1996, 2001, 2007, 2010, 2017, 2018
Conference championships
1996, 1999, 2000, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

The Oklahoma Sooners softball team is the softball team that represents University of Oklahoma in the sport of women's softball. The Sooners participate in the Big 12 Conference, and play their home games at OU Softball Complex. Oklahoma has won their conference title 11 times, has been to the NCAA Tournament 25 times, has been to the NCAA Women's College World Series 12 times, and has won the NCAA championship four times. OU also appeared in the AIAW Women's College World Series four times. The team is coached by Patty Gasso.

History[edit]

Coaching history[edit]

Years Coach Record %
1975-1976 Amy Dahl 18-16 .529
1977-1984 Marita Hynes 257-188 .578
1985-1993 Michelle Thomas 226-230 .496
1994 Jim Beitia 58-15 .795
1995–Present Patty Gasso 1,244–329–2 .790

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Championships[edit]

NCAA Women's College World Series National Championships[edit]

Season Coach Record WCWS final opponent
2000 Patty Gasso 66–8 Won Championship game over UCLA 3–1
2013 Patty Gasso 57–4 Won Championship series over Tennessee 2–0
2016 Patty Gasso 57–8 Won Championship series over Auburn 2–1
2017 Patty Gasso 61–9 Won Championship series over Florida 2–0
National Championships 4

Conference Championships[edit]

Season Conference Record Head Coach
1996 Big 12 Conference 17–5 Patty Gasso
1999 Big 12 Conference 11–3 Patty Gasso
2000 Big 12 Conference 17–1 Patty Gasso
2009 Big 12 Conference 14–4 Patty Gasso
2012 Big 12 Conference 19–5 Patty Gasso
2013 Big 12 Conference 15–2 Patty Gasso
2014 Big 12 Conference 16–2 Patty Gasso
2015 Big 12 Conference 14–2 Patty Gasso
2016 Big 12 Conference 17–1 Patty Gasso
2017 Big 12 Conference 17–1 Patty Gasso
2018 Big 12 Conference 18–0 Patty Gasso
2019 Big 12 Conference 18–0 Patty Gasso

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Conference Tournament Championships[edit]

Year Conference Tournament Location Head Coach
1996 Big 12 Conference Oklahoma City, OK Patty Gasso
2001 Big 12 Conference Oklahoma City, OK Patty Gasso
2007 Big 12 Conference Oklahoma City, OK Patty Gasso
2010 Big 12 Conference Oklahoma City, OK Patty Gasso
2017 Big 12 Conference Oklahoma City, OK Patty Gasso
2018 Big 12 Conference Oklahoma City, OK Patty Gasso

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Records by opponent[edit]

Sources:[6]

Big 12 Conference opponents
Opponent GP W-L-T Win % First meeting Last meeting
Baylor 73 60-13 0.822 0-2 L
September 21, 1979
6-4 W
May 12, 2018
Iowa State 109 81-28 0.743 1-2 L
April 15, 1978
9-6 W
May 11, 2018
Kansas 110 66-44 0.600 5-2 W
April 15, 1978
10-1 W (5)
April 15, 2018
Oklahoma State 160 90-70 0.563 11-1 W
April 9, 1975
7-0 W
May 5, 2018
Texas 66 42-24 0.636 1-4 L
April 19, 1997
10-1 W (6)
May 11, 2018
Texas Tech 63 56-7 0.889 7-1 W
April 22, 1977
19-1 W (5)
March 25, 2018
Former Big 12 Conference opponents
Opponent GP W-L-T Win % First meeting Last meeting
Missouri 93 52-41 0.559 4-13 L
March 16, 1977
7-0 W
May 20, 2018
Nebraska 88 44-44 0.500 1-2 L
April 15, 1977
8-0 W (6)
March 17, 2018
Texas A&M 79 49-30 0.620 0-7 L
April 22, 1977
2-0 W
May 17, 2015
Major Non-Conferene opponents
Opponent GP W-L-T Win % First meeting Last meeting
Alabama 15 6-9 0.400 12-0 W
February 16, 1997
3-0 W (8)
June 3, 2016
Arizona 48 19-29 0.396 3-4 L
March 14, 1979
0-2 L
February 24, 2018
Arizona State 28 14-14 0.500 0-3 L
March 15, 1979
2-0 W
June 2, 2018
Florida State 12 6-6 0.500 1-0 W
April 24, 1987
6-0 W
February 23, 2013
Michigan 21 8-13 0.381 1-2 L
March 22, 1986
7-5 W
June 4, 2016
Tulsa 54 44-10 0.815 11-10 W
February 19, 1994
8-0 W (6)
May 19, 2018
UCLA 13 4-9 0.308 2-3 L
March 9, 1981
10-1 W (5)
February 4, 2017

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Seasons at Oklahoma
Patty Gasso Head coach 25th
Jennifer Rocha Associate Head Coach and Pitching Coach 1st
JT Gasso Assistant Coach 4th
DJ Gasso Graduate Student Manager 1st
Delanie Gourley Graduate Student Manager 1st
Keilani Ricketts Volunteer Assistant Coach 1st
Reference:[7]

Notable players[edit]

Sources:[8]

Player Awards[edit]

USA Softball National Player of the Year
Keilani Ricketts (2012)
Keilani Ricketts (2013)
NFCA Freshman of the Year
Paige Parker (2015)
Jocelyn Alo (2018)
espnW National Player of the Year
Honda Sports Award
Keilani Ricketts (2013)
Academic All-American of the Year
Lana Moran (2000)

First Team All-Americans[edit]

Big 12 Player of the Year[edit]

  • Jill Most (1996)
  • Lynette Velazquez (1999)
  • Lisa Carey (2000)
  • Kelli Braitsch (2001)
  • Norelle Dickson (2007)
  • Amber Flores (2009)
  • Amber Flores (2010)
  • Keilani Ricketts (2012)
  • Shelby Pendley (2013)
  • Shelby Pendley (2015)
  • Erin Miller (2016)
  • Shay Knighten (2017)
  • Sydney Romero (2019)

Big 12 Pitcher of the Year[edit]

Big 12 Freshman of the Year[edit]

  • Lisa Carey (1998)
  • Jennifer Stewart (1999)
  • Lauren Chamberlain (2012)
  • Paige Parker (2015)
  • Shay Knighten (2016)
  • Nicole Mendes (2017)
  • Jocelyn Alo (2018)
  • Grace Green (2019)

Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year[edit]

  • Heather Scaglione (2004)
  • Heather Scaglione (2005)
  • Savannah Long (2008)
  • Lindsey Vandever (2010)
  • Kelsey Arnold (2016)
  • Kelsey Arnold (2018)
  • Caleigh Clifton (2019)

Big 12 Newcomer of the Year[edit]

  • Andrea Davis (2000)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Colors – OU Brand Guide". April 20, 2018. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  2. ^ "2019 OU Softball Media Guide" (PDF). SoonerSports.com. University of Oklahoma Athletics. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Archived Team-By-Team Final Statistics". NCAA.org. NCAA. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Oklahoma Sooners Softball 2019 Media Guide" (PDF). SoonerSports.com. University of Oklahoma Athletics. p. 19. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Oklahoma Sooners Softball 2019 Media Guide" (PDF). SoonerSports.com. University of Oklahoma Athletics. pp. 106–107. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  6. ^ "2019 OU Softball Media Guide" (PDF). SoonerSports.com. University of Oklahoma Athletics. pp. 118–134. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Oklahoma Softball Coaches". SoonerSports.com. University of Oklahoma Athletics. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Big 12 Softball Records" (PDF). Big12Sports.com. Big 12 Conference. pp. 86–89. Retrieved 3 May 2019.