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Oklahoma scene: OU pitcher Keilani Ricketts gets another national softball award

Ricketts and catcher Jessica Shults will play on the U.S. National Team
From staff and wire reports Published: June 13, 2012

Oklahoma pitcher Keilani Ricketts received another national award Wednesday. The junior was named Honda Softball Player of the Year by the Collegiate Women Sports Award program. Ricketts, who was selected USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year before the Women's College World Series, helped the Sooners to a second-place finish in the national tournament.

The Honda Sports Award is given to the top female athlete in 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports. Ricketts is a finalist for Honda's overall Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year. The winner will be named June 23.

Shults named to Team USA

Oklahoma catcher Jessica Shults is one of five final selections to the U.S. national softball team.

Shults joins Ricketts, who was already named to the team in January, on the squad.

Two other Oklahoma players, Lauren Chamberlain and Destinee Martinez, were part of the team selection camp

The U.S. team will compete in six different events in the U.S. and Canada this summer, including the World Cup of Softball from June 27-July 2 at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.

Williams' trial delayed

A judge has delayed the trial of a suspended Oklahoma State basketball player accused of sexually assaulting two women.

The Stillwater NewsPress reported that Darrell Williams' trial was postponed by a week until July 9. Payne County District Judge Phillip Corley said the delay is necessary because a prosecution witness will be out of the country.

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