Oklahoma softball: A closer look at the Norman Regional teams

Breaking down the four teams who will start their postseason journey in the Norman Regional.
by Stephanie Kuzydym Published: May 16, 2013
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FORDHAM

Record: 35-21 (15-7)

Coach: Bridget Orchard, helped team earn first at-large invite to NCAA Championships in 2010

Last trip to NCAA Tournament: 2011, lost in regional

Keys to the season: Won Atlantic 10 Championship

Player to watch: Sophomore Michele Daubman is a three-time Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Week and was named Most Outstanding Player at JMU Invitational.

  

ARKANSAS

Record: 34-18 (12-10)

Coach: Mike Larabee, took team to first regional final in program history in 2012

Last trip to NCAA Tournament: 2012, lost in regional finals to California

Keys to the season: Won third place in Arkansas Invitational and Woo Pig Classic, swept conference foes Georgia and Auburn

Player to watch: Sophomore pitcher Kimmy Beasley named to All-SEC second team and collected wins over then-No. 2 Tennessee, No. 8 Missouri and No. 19 Kentucky.


by Stephanie Kuzydym
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Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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