USAO

Dakota Clouse readies for an upcoming pitch in a game from the 2019 season.

Several University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma softball players recently received honors after a successful season.

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association handed out NAIA All-Region honors, and a plethora of Drovers were selected to the first team or second team. USAO finished the season with a record of 59-4 and fell just one win short of a return to the NAIA World Series championship.

USAO broke records in 2019 and finished first in the Sooner Athletic Conference during the regular season.

In Region IV, USAO had eight players named to a team. Seven of those eight players were named to the first team.

After throwing multiple no-hitters and being in the top five of several statistical categories, pitcher Emily Cerny was named to the first team. Darci Chester was named at catcher.

Dakota Clouse and Kristen Prieto were named at second base and third base, while Karlie Velasco was named as an outfielder.

Prieto finished in the top 10 in the NAIA in RBIs, along with teammate Destinie Lookout. Lookout ranked in the top five in that category and received an at-large spot to the first team with Randa Hatter. Hatter’s 17 home runs ranked in the top five within the NAIA in 2019.

Karmyn Pearn also received recognition from the NFCA. She was named to the second team, earning an at-large spot to the team.

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