Oklahoma super softball pitcher Keilani Ricketts has won practically every honor their is to win in her sport, and now she can add the 2013 Honda Cup to her vast collection.
Actually, the Honda Award is not new for Rickets,who also won the award last year. The award, conferred by Collegiate Women Sports Awards, honors the top female athlete in seven sports. Ricketts obviously was honored for her stellar performance in softball.
The two-time National Softball Player of the Year was 35-1 this season, including 16 shutouts, the second most in the nation, and helped lead her Oklahoma squad to its second Women’s College World Series championship and season-long run as the country’s top team.
Ricketts was almost equally as impressive at the plate, belting 15 home runs, including the series-clinching blast against Tennessee. She batted .379 for the 2013 season and drove in 60 runs.
“It’s an amazing honor to represent my team and my sport for such a prestigious honor,” Ricketts said in a statement issued by the OU athletic department.