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Paris Townsend
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Paris Townsend 1373446
Position: Outfield/Catcher
Height: 5'11"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Tulsa, Okla.
High School: Holland Hall Prep

2015 (Junior)
Played in 24 games with four starts (2 in LF, 1 at DP, 1 at 1B) ... recorded a pinch-hit grand slam against Utah Valley (5/3) ... hit a three-run, pinch-hit homer against East Carolina (3/15) ... drove in two runs and walked against Iowa (3/14) ... hit an RBI double and scored a run against Samford (3/7) ... walked twice to tie career high in game two of a DH against IPFW (2/28) ... drove in a run and scored a run against Loyola Marymount (2/21) ... went 1-2 with two runs scored and a stolen base against Saint Mary’s (2/6)

2014 (Sophomore)
Played in 44 games with nine starts (4 in RF, 3 at DP, 2 in LF) ... career-best day at the plate going 2-2 with a walk, run scored and RBI at Oklahoma State (5/10) ... hit a solo home run and added a sacrifice fly against Texas (4/19) ... drove in a run on a sacrifice fly at Baylor (4/13) ... hit the first home run of her career, a two-run shot, against Liberty (3/7) ... drew two walks and scored a career-high three walks against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2/28) ... singled and drew a walk vs. Kentucky (2/7)

2013 (Freshman)
Played in 26 games with 4 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.

Full name is Paris Nicole Townsend ... daughter of Robert & Heidi Virdell and Billy Townsend ... twin sister, Jules, was a member of the 2013 Oklahoma roster ... 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

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