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#11 Paris Townsend
Position: Outfield/Catcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'11"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Tulsa, Okla.
High School: Holland Hall Prep
Season
AVG
GP-GS
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
SLG
BB
HBP
SO
OBP
SB-SBA
FLD%
2013
.091
20-5
22
4
2
1
0
0
1
.136
8
2
8
.375
0-0
1.000
2014
.103
26-4
29
5
3
0
0
1
3
.207
5
3
10
.289
0-0
1.000
Totals
.098
46-9
51
9
5
1
0
1
4
.176
13
5
18
.329
0-0
1.000

2013 (Freshman)
Played in 20 games with 5 starts as the designated player ... recorded base hit at Texas Tech (4/12) ... first hit of career was a double against Arizona (3/16) ... first start of career came against Houston (3/3) ... made Sooners debut against Houston (3/1)

High School
Has earned three varsity softball letters under head coach Dave Bach ... two-time offensive player of the year (2009, 2010) ... three-time All-SPC (2009, 2010, 2011) ... two-time All-SPC North Zone (2009, 2010) ... has helped lead team to a three-year record of 50-3 which included 2009 and 2010 SPC Division One Championships and a 2011 SPC Division One runner-up finish ... hit for an average of .613 with eight home runs as a junior with a fielding percentage of .981 ... also lettered three years in varsity basketball ... helped lead basketball team to three straight Southwest Prepatory Conference Championships and a three-year record of 57-16 ... two-time team captain and lead team in scoring and rebounding all three years of action ... three-time All-SPC and All-SPC North Zone ... Fox 23 Player of the Week ... Channel 8 Elite 8 nominee ... two-time Tulsa World Player of the Week.

Travel Ball
Played two years for the Oklahoma Diamond Girls Gold under coaches Jeff Allen and Randy Miller ... helped lead team to a 2011 summer record of 49-5 ... squad placed 17th at the 2011 ASA Gold Nationals ... played with fellow signee Erin Miller and Taylor Dewbery.

Personal
Full name is Paris Nicole Townsend ... daughter of Robert & Heidi Virdell and Billy Townsend ... joins twin sister Jules as part of the 2011 Oklahoma signing class ... has one step-brother, Brett Virdell, and one step-sister, Lindsey Virdell ... chose OU over Texas, Washington and Arkansas ... Majoring in health and exercise science.

Why Oklahoma:
"The reason I chose the University of Oklahoma to play softball is because I want to be a national champion. I have been familiar with the school and program since the eighth grade and absolutely love it. Playing softball with my twin sister Jules is a dream come true. I'm also interested in the medical field and OU offers several great choices."

Coach Gasso Says:
"Paris Townsend is yet another strong athlete in this class. Our plan is to use her in a variety of ways and at a variety of positions. She's a game changer who can change the dimensions of the game in just one swing. She and her sister have some great years ahead of them in our program."

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