Truman High School graduate Paige Parker matched what only one softball pitcher has done in the history of the Big 12.
The Oklahoma junior was named the Big 12 Pitcher of the Year for a third consecutive season, joining former Texas star Cat Osterman as the only players to win the award three times overall and as a freshman, sophomore and junior.
Parker was also named to the All-Big 12 first team for the third straight season.
Parker is 18-5 this season with two saves, 191 strikeouts against only 27 walks and a 1.47 earned run average in 147 2/3 innings. She was unbeatable in conference play, going 8-0 with three complete games and one shutout and a conference-best 0.86 ERA and opponents' batting average of .142. In 49 Big 12 innings, Parker struck out 67 and walked just 10 while leading the Sooners to a 17-1 record in conference play and the Big 12 title. The Sooners enter Big 12 Tournament play with a 47-8 overall record.
Oklahoma won four of the five Big 12 individual awards, including Big 12 Player of the Year (Shay Knighten), Freshman of the Year (Nicole Mendes) and Coach of the Year (Patty Gasso).