Big 12 Notebook: Is This Oklahoma’s Greatest Freshman Class?


Lauren Chamberlain matched the NCAA record for home runs by a freshman and played for a national championship. Fale Aviu, Caleigh Clifton, Shay Knighen and Sydney Romero didn’t just win a championship as freshmen, they batted second through fifth in the lineup in the clincher. 

For that matter, Lisa Carey led a sizable cohort whose success as freshmen in 1998 presaged the national championship that the Sooners won two years later — the program’s first title. 

Under Patty Gasso, Oklahoma is no stranger to talented incoming classes. The coach has a proven eye for talent and doesn’t hesitate to give[…]


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