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Remembering the Top 20 Big 12 Moments in Sooner History:

Oklahoma Sooners softball head coach Patty Gasso getting this once-in-a-lifetime batter to wear the crimson and cream was truly special, which leads us to the sixth Big 12 Moment in Sooner History.

At number six, Jocelyn Alo became the all-time NCAA leader in career home runs also known as the home run queen. Alo achieved this record-breaking accomplishment in her senior season for the Sooners in 2022.

Alo is from Hawaii and went to James Campbell High School there in the Aloha State.

In her first season as a Sooner, Alo whacked 30 home runs which tied a school single-season record, a conference single-season record, and an NCAA freshman single-season record. Alo was also named NFCA National Freshman of the Year and Big 12 Freshman of the Year after her incredible season.

She tied for the team led in RBIs with 56 while starting 59 games in her sophomore season. 

Her junior season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic after 24 games in 2020.

Finishing her season in 2021 leading the nation with 31 home runs, she maintained a 40-game hitting streak which was the longest in school history and second in NCAA history. 

Alo hit her 31st home run passing former Sooner Lauren Chamberlain for the most home runs in Oklahoma history at the 2021 Women’s College World Series. 

She was named USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year, Softball America Player of the Year, First Team All-American, First Team All-Big 12, and Big 12 Player of the Year in 2021. Alo and the Sooners secured a Big 12 title and ended the season as the 2021 Women’s College World Series Champs.

At the end of February 2022, Alo tied the NCAA record ripping her 95th career home run and about three weeks later in her home state of Hawaii, she became the home run queen hitting her 96th career home run and surpassing Chamberlain. 

Alo ending her season with 122 career home runs, she and the Sooners ended the 2022 season as back-to-back Women’s College World Series champs. Alo was named Women’s College World Series Most Outstanding Player. 

By: Joey Ross