SOONERS HOME OPENER WEDNESDAY
The University of Oklahoma softball team opens its home slate Wednesday afternoon against St. Gregory’s at 3 p.m. CT. The game was previously scheduled for Tuesday. The move was made to accommodate improving weather conditions in the area.
50-CENT HOT DOGS AND COKES RETURN
Fans may pick up 2010 schedule cards and posters and enjoy 50-cent hot dogs and Cokes as long as supplies last.
TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE
Tickets still remain for the contest and can be purchased at the gate prior to the start of the game. Those fans already in possession of a ticket for Tuesday’s game may use that same ticket for Wednesday’s contest.
SOONERS LEAD SERIES, 3-0
Oklahoma leads the all-time series against St. Gregory's, 3-0. The two schools last met in 2007 with Lauren Eckermann throwing a perfect game in a 10-0 five-inning rout.
OU, ARIZONA RANKED IN EVERY NFCA POLL
The Sooners have been ranked in the NFCA poll since its inception, which spans 210 weeks. Oklahoma and Arizona are the only programs who have been ranked every week the poll has been released.
FLORES SELECTED IN NPF DRAFT
Senior Amber Flores (Calexico, Calif.) was selected by the USSSA Pride in the 2010 National Pro Fastpitch Senior Draft on Feb 10. Flores was taken fifth overall with the first pick in the second round.
FLORES COLLEGIATE POY FINALIST
Senior Amber Flores (Calexico, Calif.) was named top 50 finalists for USA Softball's Collegiate Player of the Year, the Amateur Softball Association announced Jan. 27. The 2010 watch list is comprised of 50 players representing 35 schools and 14 different NCAA Division I Conferences. The ASA will announce the 25 finalists on April 7.
VANDEVER NAMED TEAM CAPTAIN
Senior catcher Lindsey Vandever (Davenport, Okla.) has been named team captain for the 2010 softball season. The team selected the captain based on characteristics such as work ethic, positive attitude and consistency both on and off the field.
SOONERS TABBED PRESEASON FAVORITE
The University of Oklahoma softball team received seven of 10 first-place votes and tallied 79 points to receive top billing in the 2010 Big 12 coaches' preseason poll, as announced on Jan. 15. The selection marks the second straight season in which Oklahoma has been chosen as the preseason favorite.
OKLAHOMA ADDS FOUR FOR 2011
University of Oklahoma head softball coach Patty Gasso has announced the signing of four student-athletes to NCAA National Letters of Intent. Those student-athletes are Javen Henson (Red Oak, Okla./Red Oak HS), Destinee Martinez (Corona, Calif./Roosevelt HS), Haley McGregor (Wichita, Kan./The Independent School) and Brittany Williams (Santa Clarita, Calif./Canyon HS). The group will begin competing for the Sooners during the 2010-11 academic year.