Five Sooners Land All-America Honors

Jocelyn Alo, Tiare Jennings and Jayda Coleman all were named first team, while two other Sooners earned second-team accolades.
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On the eve of the College World Series, the awards keep rolling in for Oklahoma softball.

The Sooners landed three players on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association first-team All-America list on Wednesday, and two others earned a spot on the second team.

Senior slugger Jocelyn Alo and freshmen Tiare Jennings and Jayda Coleman all made first team, while junior shortstop Grace Lyons and sophomore Kinzie Hansen were second-team.

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Alo is the nation's leader in home runs (30) and slugging percentage (1.135) and ranks second in RBIs (82) and fourth in batting average (.487).

Jennings — the national freshman of the year — was among five players chosen as unanimous selections. UCLA two-way player Rachel Garcia is a three-time unanimous All-American. Alabama pitcher Montana Fouts, Arizona catcher Dejah Mulipola and Florida third baseman Charla Echols were also unanimous this year.

Jennings is OU’s first unanimous All-America selection since Caleigh Clifton in 2019. Jennings has 25 home runs (second nationally behind Alo) and a nation-leading 84 RBIs in her first year.

Coleman leads OU with a .578 on-base percentage, has been on base in 43 consecutive games and ranks second on the team with 32 walks. She also leads the team with 19 stolen bases on 23 attempts.

Hansen, the Big 12 Tournament Most Outstanding Player, ranks seventh nationally with 21 home runs and to go with a .453 batting average and 58 RBIs, and has only faced six stolen base attempts while throwing out four.

Lyons, the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, has a .974 fielding percentage and just three errors this season while hitting .428 on the year with 14 home runs, 51 RBIs and 59 runs scored.

All five Sooners who made All-American are hitting better than .400 this season, and all but Coleman have hit double-digit home runs.

The top-seeded Sooners take on James Madison University at 11 a.m. Thursday in the opening game of the College World Series at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.