Oct. 31, 2000

NORMAN, Okla. - After guiding the University of Oklahoma women's soccer team to a single-season school record nine wins - including a victory over perennial power Nebraska - and to its first Big 12 Tournament appearance, Randy Evans was named Big 12 Coach of the Year today. OU freshman forward Logan Womack was honored as a second-team All-Big 12 selection and was also named to the all-newcomer team.

Evans, who is in his second season as the Sooners' head coach, has directed OU to its first non-losing season in the program's five-year history. Oklahoma is 9-8-1 overall and 4-5-1 in the Big 12. The Sooners own a 2-1-1 record against the top four seeds in this week's Big 12 Tournament.

Highlighting the 2000 season was a 2-1 road win over Nebraska, which was ranked second nationally at the time. OU gave the Huskers their first ever Big 12 home loss and their first league defeat in nearly two years.

Womack, from Norman, leads Oklahoma in goals scored with seven and ranks second on the squad in points with 15. Possessing tremendous speed, Womack also ranks second in shots on goal (18) and game-winning goals (three). She netted both of OU's goals in its 2-0 win over Texas Oct. 22.

The Sooners are the Big 12 Tournament's No. 6 seed and will face No. 3 seed Texas Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Blossom Soccer Stadium in San Antonio, Texas.