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MOJOERASER

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Correct me if I am wrong but I believe they are trying to leave room in outfield for future additions if we need them. Also there is a large section in centerfield that looks to be inclined grass where fans can set on grass. It should be able to fit another 1-2 thousand people if needed. 3000 seated just isn’t enough. Money is a issue right now I think and I don’t know why it is. The entire athletic fund is way way way under budget thanks to football.
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2018 Max Prep High School All American Teams

1st Team

P — Brooke Vestal, Canyon (New Braunfels, Texas), Sr.
Vestal, who signed with Oklahoma, finished 16-2 with an 0.89 ERA and 128 strikeouts in 86 innings as the Cougars advanced to the UIL Class 6A state final before falling to Atascocita. She hit .471 with seven home runs, seven doubles and 32 RBIs.

C — Kinzie Hansen, Norco (Calif.), Jr.
Hansen, committed to Oklahoma, led the California Southern Section DI champion Cougars with a .571 batting average and 35 RBIs. She had 44 hits and hit safely in 23-of-25 games.

IF — Grace Lyons, O'Connor (Phoenix), Sr.
Signed with Oklahoma, Lyons has been stellar for four varsity seasons. She hit .642 as a senior as O'Connor won 30 games. She had 26 extra base hits, drove in 34 and scored in 47 runs in less than 100 at bats.

IF — Jayda Coleman, The Colony (Texas), So. 
The 2017 MaxPreps Freshman of the Year, Coleman had another sensational year at the plate batting .687 with 32 extra base hits, 46 stolen bases and 62 runs as Colony won 25 times. She did not strikeout in 118 at bats. She has committed to Oklahoma.
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2019 Hansen has been a 3 year number 1 in the country ranked player and they have said the gap between 1 and 2 wasn’t close. They recently dropped her to 3rd because of a injury a d her not playing for a while.

2018-2020 OU will have the number one player at some point on their roster.
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More on the new OU softball stadium here:

http://www.soonersports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=750353&SPID=127251&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=31000&ATCLID=211718724&KEY=

One of the renderings:

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FINALLY the OU athletic dept is taking a stride in catching on that they have a world class team!!!! Gosh what’s taken so long! OU deserves this. Blows my mind It’s still gonna be a while before they break ground. Still poking around with “taking steps”. They mention their super regional attendance. I can’t believe they are just now reaching 1900+ for a single game. Their stadium has been hurting them attendance wisw for years. Arkansas shouldn’t be blowing OU out of the water facility wise. I think the Hogs had at least 8 record setting attended games of 2000+ this season and one 3400 fan game. Good for them for finally getting what they deserve. Can’t wait till it’s done in 2021.
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Anybody know anything about the following?
Saile to Oklahoma
Takeauho to CS-Fullerton
Olmos to UC-Riverside
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Anybody know anything about the following?
Saile to Oklahoma
Takeauho to CS-Fullerton
Olmos to UC-Riverside


Saile has transferred to Oklahoma.

Don't know about the other two.
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Anybody know anything about the following?
Saile to Oklahoma
Takeauho to CS-Fullerton
Olmos to UC-Riverside[/QUOTE

Olmos and Takeahuo are no longer with the team, not sure where they are headed. Last I heard about Saile was she took a visit this week. I wouldn’t be surprised if an announcement was made really soon.

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Anybody know anything about the following?
Saile to Oklahoma
Takeauho to CS-Fullerton
Olmos to UC-Riverside[/QUOTE

Olmos and Takeahuo are no longer with the team, not sure where they are headed. Last I heard about Saile was she took a visit this week. I wouldn’t be surprised if an announcement was made really soon.


It was on her instagram, but she has removed it since. I saw it last night, it said "University of Oklahoma Softball" in her bio.
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It was on her instagram, but she has removed it since. I saw it last night, it said "University of Oklahoma Softball" in her bio.


IG now says: University of Oklahoma softball "set your goals high and don't stop till you get there"

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She has committed to Oklahoma.
MOJOERASER

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Yes the other two transferred. They were never going to play again. Depth is just to deep and the freshman talent are better than both players. Unfortunately this is the way it goes.
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Yes the other two transferred. They were never going to play again. Depth is just to deep and the freshman talent are better than both players. Unfortunately this is the way it goes.


Both appeared to be great teammates despite their lack of PT. It's to their credit, and there's certainly every reason to wish them both well in the quest to get on the field more.

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Oger

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I'm definitely going to miss Olmos on the bench. She was an absolute sparkplug when it comes to supporting her teammates.
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Now it makes sense as to how there was suddenly room for Saile.
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The way most of these 12 scholarships are broken down into halves and thirds I don't think having room on the roster is really an issue.
Last years roster sizes...
Florida 19
Oklahoma 21
Auburn 22
Florida St 17
UCLA 25
Oregon 20
Arizona 21
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The way most of these 12 scholarships are broken down into halves and thirds I don't think having room on the roster is really an issue.
Last years roster sizes...
Florida 19
Oklahoma 21
Auburn 22
Florida St 17
UCLA 25
Oregon 20
Arizona 21

But, the amount of scholarship money available and offered to an elite transfer might be an issue financially to some, especially out-of-staters.
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The way most of these 12 scholarships are broken down into halves and thirds I don't think having room on the roster is really an issue.
Last years roster sizes...
Florida 19
Oklahoma 21
Auburn 22
Florida St 17
UCLA 25
Oregon 20
Arizona 21


last I checked FSU had 22 on their roster for 17/18 or am I misunderstanding something?

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I guarantee each of those rosters have several walk-ons. Softball has become so popular and the competition so widespread that kid's parents are willing to pay their own way just to be in a particular program.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Oger
The way most of these 12 scholarships are broken down into halves and thirds I don't think having room on the roster is really an issue.
Last years roster sizes...
Florida 19
Oklahoma 21
Auburn 22
Florida St 17
UCLA 25
Oregon 20
Arizona 21


I am curious how the total dollar amount to divy up for a fully funded school gets determined when there is a mix of in state and out of state players on the team. Is it prorated based on percentages of in state and out of state and do the walk-on players factor into this prorated amount or just the athletes that actually get money? I have heard it said that there is a benefit to recruiting out of state kids because it gives the school more in the "pot" to divy up (assuming they are not giving all the out of state kids full rides) but I have also heard it said that out of state kids are a liability for the school because a full ride costs the school more. Just curious how it works.
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No... 12 schollies is 12 schollies.

It is a decided advantage to have a third + of the roster from in state
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No... 12 schollies is 12 schollies.

It is a decided advantage to have a third + of the roster from in state


So the scholarships are based on in state tuition? In state times 12 is the dollar amount they have to allocate however they see fit regardless of how many on the roster are in or out of state athletes? I don't think that is right based on other things I have heard but I really don't know so is why I am asking.
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So the scholarships are based on in state tuition? In state times 12 is the dollar amount they have to allocate however they see fit regardless of how many on the roster are in or out of state athletes? I don't think that is right based on other things I have heard but I really don't know so is why I am asking.
No... not based on ANY tuition figure. Just that a coach can get a third of an athletic scholarship in-state stretched close to a de facto full (with smaller initial figure, in-state programs and incentives offered by school writ large).

So, if you can have 9 good in-state players for 3-4 athletic scholarships, leaving 8 fulls for the studs out of state, you are wayyyy ahead of the game
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<< No... 12 schollies is 12 schollies. >> (3LT)


Unless you are UCLA in the early mid 1990s.
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Don’t forget that some of these kids are actually using softball for what it should be for and contributing to their academic success. Some of these kids have academic money as well.
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<< No... 12 schollies is 12 schollies. >> (3LT)


Unless you are UCLA in the early mid 1990s.


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Don’t forget that some of these kids are actually using softball for what it should be for and contributing to their academic success. Some of these kids have academic money as well.


Not all schools allow academic money for athletes do they?
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Not all schools allow academic money for athletes do they?


Never heard of a SA being denied academic money???
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I believe it’s against ncaa rules to be a athlete on scholarship to get money any other way. If not schools could funnel money to players and create unfair scholarships awards. Not sure about student loans. Kind of think you can’t .
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Unless the rules have changed in the last 3 years or so, I know for a fact you can combine academic with athletic money. I know a very talented young lady who attended an out of state school. Total cost per year was $50,000. This young lady received $36,000 academically and $14,000 athletically to equate to a full ride! This is just one of many examples. Also, states like Florida, offer (Bright Futures), an academic scholarship program funded by the State Lottery. Graduating seniors can earn 75% or 100% of their tuition (4 years) based on GPA, SAT/ACT scores/ community service hours. Many Florida schools save their athletic money for out of state studs or academically average (in state studs) because of programs like Bright Futures.
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