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Oklahoma scene: Oklahoma softball coach Patty Gasso named to NFCA Hall of Fame 2012 class

FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: December 3, 2011

Oklahoma softball coach Patty Gasso was named to the 2012 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame class along with North Carolina's Donna Papa and former Palomar coach Mark Eldridge late Friday night.

They will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the 2012 NFCA Convention in Orlando, Fla.

Gasso enters her 18th season and is the longest-tenured active coach at OU. The Sooners have been to the Women's College World Series six times, including the 2000 WCWS title, during her tenure.

She is 979-328-2 in her career, which began at Long Beach City College. She is 813-269-2 with the Sooners.


Central Oklahoma upset No. 15 Arkansas Tech 79-68 on Saturday behind the duo of Brent Friday and Johnny Stephene to give coach Terry Evans his 200th career win.

Friday and Stephene each had 16 points for the Bronchos, who led by as many as 19 in the second half.

Evans is in his 10th year with the Bronchos and is 200-82 during that span.

“Winning 200 games is a tribute to all the great players we've had come through here over the last 10 years,” Evans said. “They put in a lot of hard work and they deserve all the credit.”

UCO is now 7-3 and has won three straight.


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