Alo Wins ESPY for Best College Female Athlete

LOS ANGELES — Oklahoma softball senior red shirt Jocelyn Alo was named the winner of the ESPY Award for Best Varsity Athlete, Women’s Sports during Tuesday night’s ESPYS Preview Show live on ESPN.

Alo was named the winner ahead of other nominees Aliyah Boston (South Carolina, basketball), Jaelin Howell (Florida State, soccer) and Charlotte North (Boston College, lacrosse).

Alo rewrote the record books as the Sooner, capping her college career as a two-time national champion, two-time USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year and NCAA career record holder for home runs, slugging percentage and total goals. The Hauula, Hawaii product was also a four-time NFCA All-American after earning his third first-team nod in 2022.

The two-time Big 12 Player of the Year broke the NCAA career record for home runs, finishing with an all-time high 122 and led the Sooners to the program’s sixth national title and second straight in 2022. She finished first in NCAA Division I history for home runs, total bases (761) and slugging PCT. (.987) and became the first player in history to hit 30 homers and bat .500 in the same season. She was also the first player to record three seasons of more than 30 home runs, accomplishing the feat in 2018, 2021 and 2022.

She finished her super senior season with an NCAA-leading 34 home runs, a .515 batting average, 85 RBIs and a 1.212 hitting percentage. Alo leaves Oklahoma as the program’s record holder in nine statistical categories and second place in two others.

Alo (Best Record Performance) and the Sooners (Best Team) are up for two additional ESPYS at Wednesday night’s 2022 ESPYS Awards live from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. The show can be seen live on ESPN at 7 p.m. CT as Alo and other super seniors Taylor Snow and Hope Trautwein and seniors green grace and Grace Lyon are in Hollywood to represent the program.

The ESPYS are decided by a combination of online fan votes and votes from ESPN executives, on-air personalities and sportswriters.

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