Introducing: Mandy Simpson

Tyler Pigg
By Tyler Pigg
Associate Director of Communications
AUGUST 15, 2017

NORMAN – Since arriving on campus in June, Mandy Simpson has fit in perfectly with the OU women's basketball program.

OU head coach Sherri Coale puts it simple terms.

“Discovering Mandy Simpson was like finding the perfect black dress,” Coale explained. “I just watched her play and I knew she would always make us better. Her play would cover our flaws and her ‘way’ would continually put us in the best place for potential success. This kid plays basketball with her whole heart."

From early in the summer, Simpson's relentless nature on the boards and her understanding of the game has been on display in OU's practice sessions.

"You notice Mandy's hustle every day," Ortiz said of Simpson. "She is always driving to the boards to get rebounds and she just shows grit."

Get to know Mandy Simpson.


Major: Biology

Three Words That Describe Me: Fun, Loving and Trustworthy

Hobbies and Interests: Dogs, friends and running

Favorite Food: Steak and potatoes

Favorite Pizza Toppings: Italian sausage

Favorite Movie:  The Notebook

Favorite Song:  You by Chris Young

Favorite Artist or Band: Chris Young

Favorite TV Show: Criminal Minds

Go-to Karaoke Song: Lip Gloss is Poppin' by Lil' Mama

Celebrity Crush: Sam Hunt

Beach of Mountains: Mountains

Biggest Fear:  Heights

Pre-game Superstition/Ritual: Pray before warmups

Favorite Professional Athlete:  LeBron James

Favorite Sports to Watch Other than Basketball:  Volleyball

Best Advice I've Ever Received: “Give it your all.”

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