Oklahoma scene: OU's Sherri Coale to coach Teams USA at Women's World University Games

OU women's basketball coach Sherri Coale will lead Team USA at the 2013 Women's World University Games this summer in Kazan, Russia, USA Basketball announced Tuesday.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: March 12, 2013 at 9:12 pm •  Published: March 12, 2013
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OU women's basketball coach Sherri Coale will lead Team USA at the 2013 Women's World University Games this summer in Kazan, Russia, USA Basketball announced Tuesday.

Coale served as an assistant for the 2001 bronze-medal winning Junior World Championship Team and as a USA Basketball Women's Collegiate Committee member from 2005-08.

“It was an absolute honor to serve USA Basketball as both an assistant coach and a selection committee member,” Coale said. “Representing our country via this sport that I love is the ultimate opportunity — an opportunity that I don't take lightly and one that I am humbled to accept.”

OU softball team earns consensus No. 1 ranking

For the first time in program history, the OU softball team is the consensus No. 1 team in the nation.

The Sooners (22-1) earned all 31 first-place votes in the USA Today/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Poll and 18 of 20 votes from the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Poll, both of which were released Tuesday.

The Sooners have now been atop the USA Softball poll for five consecutive weeks.

Also on Tuesday, OU sophomore infielder Shelby Pendley was named the Big 12 Player of the Week. Pendley was 7 for 9, including four home runs, during the Sooners' four games against Northern Colorado and Drake. She also scored 10 runs, had 13 RBIs and drew five walks during that stretch.

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