Softball - Archives 2017
Non-conference play picks up and the league improves its record to 44-22 (.666). Two teams stay ranked in the USA Today/NFCA and ESPN.com/USA Softball pools (No. 4/5 Oklahoma and No. 24/25 Baylor).
Iowa State's Sami Williams and Emma Hylen take home the Player and Pitcher of the Week awards for the second week of action. This marks their first career honors.
Senior Taylor Dodson and sophomore Alexis Reid of Kansas record the season's first set of Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week awards.
Tickets for the 2017 Big 12 Softball Championship are now on sale. The championship returns after a six year sabbatical to its familiar home in Oklahoma City at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium Complex over the course of May 12 and 13.
As opening weekend approaches for softball, the league is slated to face six top-16 ranked opponents. The season will begin when the top two teams in the nation face off on ESPNU to kick off the season.
Four Big 12 student-athletes earned recognition in the 2017 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year top 50 watch list. Among the honored were Oklahoma's Say Knighten, Paige Parker, Sydney Romero and Oklahoma State's Vanessa Shippy.
The Big 12 and the league's television partners, ESPN and FOX Sports have announced six softball games to be televised during the 2017 campaign.
The USA Today/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) has announced its 2017 preseason softball poll, highlighted by two Big 12 teams, including the 2016 national champion, Oklahoma.
Oklahoma, the 2016 Softball National Champions, has been recognized as the unanimous No. 1 pick in the Big 12 softball preseason poll, as voted on by league coaches.