The Oklahoma Sooners continue to make a case for a dynasty label when it comes to softball. Under the direction of Patty Gasso, the ballclub hopes to compete for a third consecutive national championship. However, that would not be the case if the coaching staff failed to draw in top notch recruits year after year.
Behind a string of stellar prospects, the Sooners found a diamond in the rough once again while signing Jocelyn Alo. Appearing in fifty games this season, the true freshman has made a name for herself at the plate. Crushing 23 home runs over the course of the year, Alo leads the nation in the statistical category. Helping the program secure numerous wins, the freshman now finds herself in contention for the National Freshman of the Year award.
On Thursday morning, Schutt Sports announced the ten finalist still in the running. Of course, Alo’s name was one of the few listed. Yet, the list will narrow once again to three on May 23rd. When it’s all said and done, the freshman phenom could become the first Sooner to win the award since Paige Parker in 2015.
The final decision will become public knowledge on May 29th.