MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

May 14, 2013

OU dominates Big 12 special awards


Phoenix Staff Reports

— NORMAN  – After winning their 10th Big 12 title last weekend, the No. 1 Oklahoma softball team took home even more hardware on Tuesday with the announcement of the Big 12 postseason awards.

Patty Gasso was named Coach of the Year for the second year in a row, while senior Keilani Ricketts took home Pitcher of the Year honors and sophomore Shelby Pendley was chosen as Player of the Year. It’s just the second time since 2002 that one team has swept all three awards.

Coach of the Year

Patty Gasso, Oklahoma

Player of the Year

Shelby Pendley, Oklahoma, INF

Pitcher of the Year

Keilani Ricketts, Oklahoma, LHP

Freshman of the Year

Sarah Smith, Baylor, INF

Co-Scholar-Athletes of the Year

Kathy Shelton, Baylor, OF

Maggie Hull, Kansas, OF

All-Big 12 First Team

Whitney Canion, Baylor, Jr., P

Kathy Shelton, Baylor, Sr., OF

Erica Miller, Iowa State, Sr., 1B

Lauren Chamberlain, Oklahoma, So., 1B

Destinee Martinez, Oklahoma, Jr., OF

Shelby Pendley, Oklahoma, So., 3B

Keilani Ricketts, Oklahoma, Sr., P

Brianna Turang, Oklahoma, Sr., OF

Taylor Hoagland, Texas, Sr., 3B

Blaire Luna, Texas, Sr., P

Taylor Thom, Texas, Jr., SS

Brejae Washington, Texas, Jr., OF

All-Big 12 Second Team

Sarah Smith, Baylor, Fr., 3B

Kaithlyn Thumann, Baylor, So., OF

Brittany Gomez, Iowa State, Fr., OF

Chaley Brickey, Kansas, Fr., SS

Maggie Hull, Kansas, Sr., OF

Kelsey Kessler, Kansas, Fr., P

Georgia Casey, Oklahoma, So., 2B

Michelle Gascoigne, Oklahoma, Sr., P

Tarah Ettinger, Oklahoma State, Jr., UT

Kim Bruins, Texas, Sr., P/UT

Torie Schmidt, Texas, Sr., OF

Mikey Kenney, Texas Tech, Sr., OF

All-Big 12 Defensive Team

Mariah Montgomery, Kansas Sr., 1B

Georgia Casey, Oklahoma, So., 2B

Lexi Slater, Iowa State, So., SS

Sarah Smith, Baylor, Fr., 3B

Kathy Shelton, Baylor, Sr., OF

Brianna Turang, Oklahoma, Sr., OF

Brejae Washington, Texas, Jr., OF

Jessica Shults, Oklahoma, Sr., C

Keilani Ricketts, Oklahoma, Sr., P