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Patty Gasso Announces Oklahoma's Addition of Alex Storako

The back-to-back national champions announced the addition of an All-American pitcher from Michigan.

Oklahoma head coach Patty Gasso announced on Friday the addition of former Big Ten Pitcher of the Year Alex Storako.

Storako, a right-handed pitcher from Michigan, brings plenty of accolades and experience to an already loaded Sooners roster. She was an NFCA All-American and two-time first team All-Big Ten honoree, and will have one season to play in Norman as a grad transfer.

“Alex will be a great addition to an already dynamic pitching staff,” Gasso said in an OU press release. “She is a proven pitcher at the highest level with a wealth of knowledge that will fit perfectly into our plans.”

Storako previously announced her transfer on Twitter.

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Last season, Storako made 29 starts for Michigan, striking out 300 batters in 200 1/3 innings. In 38 games, she held a record of 25-8 with a 1.71 earned run average. Over the course of her career in Ann Arbor, Storako notched 69 wins and 901 strikeouts with a 1.71 ERA.

In addition to her storied career, Storako also had one of the greatest single games in softball history. She threw a program record 22 strikeouts in a win over Michigan State.

“I surprised myself when I fell in love with Oklahoma’s campus and program,” said Storako. “The ‘Championship Mindset’ is something they really buy into here and it’s a way of life for the program. The people that I met while in Norman were amazing. That’s the kind of culture I wanted to surround myself with for my last year of softball. Sooner softball is the best in the country and I can’t wait to be a part of this phenomenal program.”

Storako joins an extremely talented group of pitchers featuring Jordy Bahl, Nicole May, and phenom recruit Kierston Deal.

“I am excited to have Alex in a Sooner uniform and ready to see her leave her mark on the Oklahoma softball program," Gasso said.