Jocelyn Alo has entered elite company at the University of Oklahoma. The Sooner slugger was named the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year on Tuesday night putting her among the ranks of the great Keilani Ricketts who won the award in 2012 and again in 2013.
Alo had a .487 on the season and hit 30 home runs to tie her own record that she shares with Lauren Chamberlain for the most home runs in a season. That’s a record that she’ll undoubtedly hold all to herself after this weekend’s Women’s College World Series. Alo has also driven in 82 runs on the year which places her second on the team behind true freshman Tiare Jennings.
The Oklahoma senior boosted her stock as the National Player of the Year when she went head-to-head against finalist Gabbie Plain last weekend at the Norman Super Regional. After striking out in her first at bat, Alo went 7-for-7 with 3 home runs, 7 RBI and 3 walks to help the Sooners qualify for the Women’s College World Series. Two of Alo’s three home runs came when Plain was in the pitcher’s circle.
UCLA’s Rachel Garcia was also a finalist for the Player of the Year Award.
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