April 3, 2002
NORMAN, Okla. -- - Oklahoma Head Women's Basketball Coach Sherri Coale and Sooners would like to invite their fans to celebrate the achievements of the 2002 season with them at their annual end of the year banquet set for Thursday, April 11, at 6 p.m. at the Mary Jane Noble Practice Facility inside the Lloyd Noble Center.
Tickets for the banquet are $20 for adult and $15 for children under 12 years old. You may reserve your spot by calling Paula Smalling at (405) 325-8322. The reservation deadline is Monday, April 8.
Oklahoma (32-4) finished the best season in school and Big 12 Conference history by winning 32 games, capturing both the regular season and tournament league titles and advancing to the championship game of the NCAA Tournament. The Sooners also earned their first ever No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and ended the year ranked No. 2 in the Associated Press Poll. OU became the first team in the Big 12 and the previous Big Eigth Conference to advance to an NCAA Final Four.
Oklahoma's Stacey Dales became just the sixth player to repeat as an AP first team All-American. She also repeated her Kodak All-American first team honors and was a finalist for the Naismith and Wade Trophy Player of the Years Awards. Dales collected her second straight and OU's third consecutive Big 12 Player of the Year honors. She also was named to the All-Big 12 first team, while senior LaNeishea Caufield earned second team honors followed by junior Caton Hill and senior Rosalind Ross being placed on the third team.
Dales and Ross was voted to the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament team, while Dales, Caufield and Hill each was selected to the five member All-West Regional squad.