A total of 441 student-athletes have been named to the 2016-17 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team, which honors conference competitors who are new, incoming freshmen at their respective league institution.
The Big 12 Conference has announced its 2017 Spring Scholar-Athletes of the Year.
For the second straight year and third time in the last five seasons, the Oklahoma Sooners are NCAA Division I softball national champions. The Sooners clinched the Women's College World Series (WCWS) national title with a 5-4 win Tuesday evening against Florida.
In the longest game in the history of the Women's College World Series Championship Series, No. 10 Oklahoma (60-9) outlasted No. 1 Florida (58-9) in an epic 17-inning, 7-4 victory Monday night.
No. 10 Oklahoma (59-9) will play for a second straight national championship after defeating third-seeded Oregon (54-8) Sunday afternoon, 4-2, in the semifinals of the Women's College World Series.
No. 10 seeded Oklahoma earned the victory Friday evening over No. 6 seeded Washington in the NCAA Women's College World Series. Sooner Fale Aviu scored a run, batted in another and Sydney Romero hit a solo home run as Oklahoma beat Washington 3-1 in Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma notched the victory over Baylor in the Women's College World Series opener. In the Big 12 match up, Nicole Pendley hit a three-run home run as part of a four-run first inning for the Sooners en route to a 6-3 win Friday night.
For the second straight year, five Big 12 softball student-athletes have been selected to the NFCA All-America teams. Baylor's Lindsey Cargill along with Oklahoma's Shay Knighten, Caleigh Clifton and Paige Parker were recognized on the second team. Vanessa Shippy of Oklahoma State recorded third team honors.
For the fourth time in Big 12 history, two league teams will face one another in the NCAA Women's College World Series (WCWS). No. 10 seeded Oklahoma is set to take on No. 15 seeded Baylor on June 1 at USA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
The 15th-seeded Lady Bears advance to the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma after erasing a two-run deficit to beat second-seeded Arizona, 6-5. Shelby McGlaun's three-run homer up center field proved to be the winning play.
No. 10 seeded Oklahoma (56-9) is returning to the Women's College World Series (WCWS) in Oklahoma City to defend its national championship after a 5-2 win over No. 7 Auburn (49-12) Saturday.
After the first day of NCAA Softball Super Regional play, league teams earned a 1-1 record. No. 10 seeded Oklahoma notched a 4-0 victory at No. 7 Auburn while No. 15 Baylor fell to No. 2 Arizona, 3-2.