Seven Big 12 softball players were awarded National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-American status. 2018 Big 12 champions Oklahoma led the conference with three selections, while Baylor, Oklahoma State, Texas and Texas Tech each earned a nod.
The seven accolades marks the most honorees in two years.
The first team was highlighted by five honorees: Jessie Scroggins (BU), Jocelyn Alo (OU), Paige Parker (OU), Sydney Romero (OU) and Vanessa Shippy (OSU).
Oklahoma’s three first team selections is the most in the nation and stands as second-most overall behind Oregon’s four. In the last seven years, the Sooners have placed at least three players on the NFCA’s All-America teams six times. It is the first time since 2012 that three individuals have made the first team.
Scroggins is the second Lady Bear to earn first team All-America status while a night ago, Oklahoma freshman Alo became the second Big 12 student-athlete to be named Freshman of the Year.
Hartwell is the first Red Raider to be honored since 2001 and is just the third student-athlete in program history.
Jessie Scroggins, Baylor, OF
Jocelyn Alo, Oklahoma, DP or UT/Non P
Paige Parker, Oklahoma, At Large P
Sydney Romero, Oklahoma, 3B
Vanessa Shippy, Oklahoma State, At Large 3B
Janae Jefferson, Texas, At Large 2B
Jessica Hartwell, Texas Tech, 1B