Sept. 18, 2002

NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma's sophomore goalkeeper Catherine Wade was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week on Wednesday.

The Midland, Texas, native contributed her third and fourth shutouts of the season against then-No. 18 SMU and Arizona last weekend as OU improved its school-record winning streak to six games.

With nine career shutouts, she is just three away from breaking the school record for career shutouts. To date, Wade has 516:26 in the box with 18 saves and one goal allowed for a save percentage of .947 and a goals-against average of 0.17.

This is the second time Wade has garnered Defensive Player of the Week honors. Last season, she earned the distinction after leading Oklahoma to back-to-back shutouts of conference rivals Texas Tech and Colorado. She finished the 2001 season with a school all-time best 0.75 goals-against average.

Wade and the Sooners travel to California this weekend. OU plays at No. 2 Stanford on Friday at 7:30 p.m. (PT) and then meets defending national champion Santa Clara on Sunday at 11 a.m. (PT). Visit SoonerSports.com for the latest scores and news on Oklahoma soccer.

OU returns home to open conference play by hosting Baylor on Friday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at John Crain Field. Contact the OU ticket office at (800) 456-GoOU for season ticket information.