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OU's Romero finalist for Player of the Year

Oklahoma third baseman Sydney Romero is one of three finalists for Collegiate Player of the Year, USA Softball announced Thursday.

Romero is the only hitter to make the final cut. UCLA pitcher Rachel Garcia and James Madison pitcher Megan Good are the other finalists.

Romero would become the second Sooner to win the award. Former pitcher Keilani Ricketts was the back-to-back recipient in 2012 and 2013. Romero's sister, Sierra Romero, won the award at Michigan in 2016.

Sydney Romero ranks fourth nationally in total bases (154), 11th in hits (79) 16th in slugging percentage (.837), 20th in batting average (.429) and 21st in home runs (18). Romero has walked 11 times while striking out just eight times in 184 at-bats.

Seminole State extends win streak to 48 games

Seminole State College defeated Wallace-Dothan of Alabama 3-0 Thursday in the second round of the NJCAA Softball JUCO World Series in St. George, Utah.

The Trojans downed Shelton State Community College 12-4 in their opening game on Wednesday. Seminole State, 53-2, has won 48 consecutive games.

The Trojans meet Angelina College of Lufkin, Texas on Friday at 1 p.m.

OCU names Tyson as women's wrestling coach

Nicole Tyson has been chosen as Oklahoma City University’s head women’s wrestling coach.

Tyson became the first OCU alumna to take over the women’s wrestling program. Tyson took four Women’s College Wrestling Association all-American nods and an individual national title from 2007-11.

In 2018-19, Oklahoma City finished as team runner-up with nine all-Americans in the NAIA Invitational and placed seventh with five all-Americans in the WCWA Championships.

Staff reports

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