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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Sportswoman of the Week Ending 3/13/2022


All-time home run records are what Ron Burgundy would call a "big deal".  And a new one was set at the NCAA college softball level.  Jocelyn Alo of the Oklahoma Sooners hit her 96th career home run, passing Lauren Chamberlain (also for Oklahoma) for the home run queen title as it were.  Alo did it in her fifth playing season, taking advantage of the COVID extended eligibility.  But before anyone calls this an asterisk situation, her breaking home run came in about the same number of games (224) as Chamberlain (220, okay, four more) and I'd put a plug nickel that you can take the 8 HR away from 2020 and Alo will exceed the career total anyway.  For reference, this was Alo's 8th HR of 2022.  She hit 34 last season.  An all time 3rd through 13th all played 236 games or more.  Alo is a true legend of the sport and her name will forever be associated with power and greatness!  Alo is the Longhorndave Sportswoman of the Week!

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