Paige Parker, sophomore, Oklahoma
Oklahoma put two runs on the board in the bottom of the first inning in the deciding Game 3 of the WCWS and that was enough for Parker. The sophomore allowed only one run while striking out five and walking one in the 2-1 victory for the Sooners, as they claimed the Division I softball national championship, the third in program history. Parker finished the season at 38-3 and was the winning pitcher for OU in all five of the Sooners’ victories during the WCWS.
Nick Miller, senior, Oklahoma State
Miller won the NCAA championship in the hammer throw with a throw of 242-8 feet, three feet better than second place. He became the first Cowboy to win a field championship since 1985.