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USAO head coach Jadyn Wallis greets players has they head back to the dugout.

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma softball program received another honor after a historic season.

After eight USAO players received All-Region honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, the coaching staff received an award from the organization.

The NFCA announced that head coach Jadyn Wallis and the rest of the coaching staff were named Regional Coaching Staff of the Year out of Region IV after a season that broke records. Kayla Adams, Ken Richardson and Chloe Clifton were the assistant coaches.

USAO won the award for the second year in a row and is now eligible for the national award, according to the NFCA.

In its title defense, the Drovers opened the season with 52 wins in a row, extending its win streak to 59 games. That 59-game win streak broke records within the NAIA and also the NCAA.

After being No. 2 in the preseason poll released by the NAIA, USAO found itself as the top-ranked team in the country in each of the ensuing polls released by the NAIA throughout the regular season.

USAO went undefeated in the Sooner Athletic Conference during the season under Wallis, winning the regular-season title and then finishing second in the conference tournament.

Wallis was named the Coach of the Year in the SAC for the team's performance this season. Clifton was a player and key contributor on 2018's team that won the softball program's first national title.

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