Eric Lopez talks to former Oklahoma Sooners Catcher Jessica Shults about the Sooners making it to the Women’s College World Series. Shults who spent the last two seasons as a Graduate Asst Coach on the Sooners staff as well as doing some color commentating work on Sooners broadcasts discussed the 2016 season of the Sooners and how despite having a young team are among the 8 teams at Oklahoma City.
Among the topics Shults discussed in the interview include the following :
- The leadership of the 2016 Sooners
- The Talented Freshman group on the Sooners
- What it like to play in the Women’s College World Series?
- Winning the National Championship in 2013
- What makes Sooners Head Coach Patti Gasso so great?
- What was it like playing with Lauren Chamberlain, Shelby Pendley, and Michelle Gascoigne.
- What it like Coaching players vs Playing?
- Playing in the NPF with USSSA Pride (2014-2015)
Shults last game as a Sooner was winning the National Championship against Tennessee in 2013. Shults discussed winning the National championship being part of the classic series against the Vols which included the incredible game one come from behind win.
Jessica Shults accomplishments at Oklahoma
– Named to 2013 WCWS All-Tournament Team
-2013 All-Big 12 Defensive Team
– 2012 First Team NFCA All-American,
2010 & 2011 NFCA Second Team All-American,
3-time NFCA All-Central Region First Team (2010, 2011 and 2012), 2012
– 2012 All-Big 12 First Team,
-2011 All-Big 12 Second Team
-2010 All-Big 12 First Team
-2010 Big 12 Championship All-Tournament team
-Two-time top 50 finalist for USA Softball’s Collegiate Player of the Year.
You can listen to my Interview with ESPN’s Amanda Scarborough from back in 2013 talking about the Sooners 2013 National Championship and where team ranked all-time right here.