Five Oklahoma Sooners Receive NFCA All-American Honors

The Oklahoma Sooners head into the Women’s College World Series with one of the most talented teams in the nation. On Wednesday, five Sooners were named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-American Teams.

Tiare Jennings and Alyssa Brito earned first-team honors. For Jennings, this is her fourth first-team selection, making her the sixth Sooner to achieve this distinction. She joins a prestigious group of Oklahoma players, including Norrelle Dickson, Keilani Ricketts, Lauren Chamberlain, Paige Parker, and Jocelyn Alo, who also earned four first-team selections in their careers.

Jennings is batting .372 this season with 21 home runs and 64 RBIs. It has been a historic season for the Sooners infielder, who has climbed into the top three in career home runs.

Brito, earning her second consecutive first-team selection, has also had an outstanding season for the Sooners. She is hitting .406 with 18 home runs, 13 doubles, and 59 RBIs, excelling at third base.

Centerfielder Jayda Coleman joined Jennings with her fourth All-American selection, earning a spot on the second team. Coleman, arguably the biggest snub from the first team, is considered the best centerfielder in the game. In 2024, she’s hitting .394 with 12 home runs, 42 RBIs, and 68 runs scored, leading the Sooners with a .532 on-base percentage.

Kinzie Hansen also earned a second-team selection with nine home runs and 35 RBIs and was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. This is Hansen’s third All-American selection.

Ella Parker, after a phenomenal first year in Norman, earned a third-team All-American pick, making her Oklahoma’s first freshman All-American since Coleman and Jennings in 2021. Parker is hitting .419 with 12 home runs, 14 doubles, and 57 RBIs.

Oklahoma was one of five teams to earn multiple first-team selections, alongside Florida, Duke, Virginia Tech, and Tennessee. The Sooners also tied with the Gators for the most All-American selections.