Photo credit Ty Russell, OU Athletics
Oklahoma hasn’t had a National Player of the Year since Keilani Ricketts did it in back-to-back seasons in 2012 and 2013. Jocelyn Alo is poised to change that though as she is terrorizing collegiate pitchers this season. On Tuesday she was named the Big 12 Player of the Week for the second time in three weeks after leading the Sooners to a three-game sweep at Iowa State.
Alo come home from Ames with a stat line of .800/.917/2.400. She homered twice over the weekend and produced four extra-base hits and seven RBIs. She was walked seven times in her 12 plate appearances but still managed to go 4-for-5 with 12 total bases.
For the season Alo has now homered in 19 of OU’s 25 games and in seven of the last nine games. She leads the nation with 21 home runs, 56 RBIs and batting average (.547) among players with 40-plus at-bats.
Jocelyn Alo was one of three Sooners named to the Top 50 watch list (Giselle “G” Juarez and Nicole Mendes also joined her) back in January. That list is set to be trimmed to the Top 25 on April 21st and not only should Alo be on it, she should be the top name.