OU's Jana Cunningham Named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
OCTOBER 16, 2000

Oct. 16, 2000

Fueled by her 16-save performance against Nebraska, sophomore goalkeeper Jana Cunningham was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week, the conference announced today.

Cunningham, a Tulsa native, tied the school record for number of saves in a game and helped Oklahoma upset No. 2 and previously undefeated Nebraska, 2-1, Sunday in Lincoln, Neb.

Cunningham ranks third in the Big 12 in goals-against average (0.98) and in saves (91). She has recorded 4.5 shutouts on the season and, earlier this year, amassed a streak of 235:20 minutes without surrendering a goal, both school records.

Sophomore forward Shannon Wing won Big 12 Offensive Player-of-the-Week honors on Sept. 18.

The Sooners are 8-6-1 on the season and 3-3-1 in the Big 12. Oklahoma's next two games will be played at the OU Soccer Complex against Texas A&M (Friday at 7 p.m.) and Texas (Sunday at 1 p.m.).



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