Ten Big 12 softball players were awarded National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-American status. This ties the most selections for the conference since 2011.
Top-ranked Oklahoma led the conference with a program-record six selections. In addition to setting a program record, six selections are the most in Division I softball this season. Texas followed with two, while Oklahoma State and Texas Tech each earned a nod.
The first team was highlighted by three OU honorees: Giselle “G” Juarez, Caleigh Clifton and Sydney Romero. This marks the seventh time in the last eight seasons that Oklahoma has had at least three representatives on the NFCA’s All-America teams and the second consecutive year with three First Team selections.
The second team consisted of Jocelyn Alo (Oklahoma), Aviu Falepolima (Oklahoma) and Janae Jefferson (Texas). Grace Green (Oklahoma), Karli Hamilton (Texas Tech), Samantha Show (Oklahoma State) and Miranda Elish (Texas) were named to the third team.
Giselle “G” Juarez, Oklahoma, P
Caleigh Clifton, Oklahoma, 2B
Sydney Romero, Oklahoma, At-Large 3B
Jocelyn Alo, Oklahoma, OF
Falepolima Aviu, Oklahoma, OF
Janae Jefferson, Texas, At-Large 2B
Grace Green, Oklahoma, 1B
Karli Hamilton, Texas Tech, OF
Samantha Show, Oklahoma State, At-Large UTL/P
Miranda Elish, Texas, At-Large UTL/P