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The Power Hitter Behind Oklahoma’s Dominant WCWS Run

  • NCAA softball’s all-time career HR leader (122) Jocelyn Alo contributed two to OU's record six in one game.
  • She was the subject of Oklahoma's first co-branded NIL product.
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Oklahoma is arguably the most dominant team ever in college softball — thanks in large part to perhaps the greatest power hitter ever.

Jocelyn Alo smacked two home runs during No. 1 Oklahoma’s 16-1 annihilation of unseeded Texas in Game 1 of the WCWS Finals. The Sooners’ six homers set a WCWS single-game record, and their 16 runs tied another.

Alo’s historically explosive hitting is transcending the series — and even the season: Her second multi-HR of the tournament set the record for the most across a WCWS career.

  • Alo is NCAA softball’s all-time leader in career home runs (122) — in March, she hit her record-breaking 96th in her native Hawaii.
  • She’s the first player in Division I history to both lead in home runs and hit at least 30 homers in three separate seasons.
  • Her 12 RBI in this WCWS set a single-year record, and her 322 career RBI are tied for second-most in D-I history.

Alo’s on-field brilliance is starting to translate financially: She holds an NIL deal with local car dealership Fowler Automotive, was the subject of OU’s first co-branded NIL product, and was taken first overall in both the Athletes Unlimited and Women’s Professional Fastpitch drafts.

It’s also been a boon to Oklahoma (58-3) and college softball in general: The WCWS set its single-day attendance record on June 4 with 12,533 fans.

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