2022 NFCA All-Central Region First Team … 2022 Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team … 2022 CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team … Big 12 Player of the Week (3/22/22) … 2021 Big 12 All-Tournament Team selection … 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 Academic All-Big 12 First Team.
2022 (Redshirt Senior)
Played in 58 games, making 37 starts primarily at catcher or designated player … Batted .288 with 14 home runs, 44 RBIs and six doubles … Held a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage with 230 putouts and 10 assists to zero errors … Went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in the regional final vs. Texas A&M (5/22) … Brought in a pair of runs in a 1-for-2 showing vs. Prairie View A&M in the NCAA Norman Regional opener (5/20) … hit a grand slam in the Big 12 Championship opener vs. Iowa State (5/13) … had an exceptional series at Kansas, going a combined 4-for-9 with one home run and five RBIs in three games (4/29-5/1) … Homered once and brought in a trio of runs in two games vs. Iowa State (4/22-23) … hit a solo home run vs. UAB (4/2) … Brought in three runs on a 2-for-3, one double performance vs. Baylor (3/26) … Went on a streak of home runs in five straight at-bats in games vs. Iowa (3/20) and at No. 8 Kentucky (3/22) … hit a pair of homers vs. Kentucky, bringing in four runs on a 2-for-4 night … Set career highs with three home runs and 8 RBIs vs. Iowa, going 3-for-3 with four runs scored … Hit a three-run home run and drew a pair of walks vs. Indiana in the Hall of Fame Classic (3/18) … Hit homers in back-to-back games vs. Hawaii at the Rainbow Wahine Classic, bringing in a combined three runs (3/11-12) … hit her first home run of the season at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic vs. CSU-Fullerton, finishing 1-for-2 with a pair of RBIs (2/25).
Played in 56 games, starting 41 primarily behind the plate or at DP … Batted a career-best .346 with 12 home runs, 44 RBIs and four doubles … Slugged .677 with an on-base clip of .399, stealing two bases on two attempts … Held a .985 fielding percentage with 195 putouts and seven assists to just three errors … Allowed just four runners to steal on her on the season … Went 1-for-1 with a double and RBI vs. Washington in the Super Regional final (5/29) … Had an exceptional regional weekend (5/21-23), going 6-for-9 (.667) with three home runs, six RBIs and a double including a two-HR game vs. Wichita State (5/22) … Hit two home runs in a 2-for-4, three RBI game vs. Texas Tech in the Big 12 Tournament (5/14) … Went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs at Oklahoma State (5/8) … Hit a go-ahead grand slam at Georgia (4/20) … Had a 3-for-3, one home run, two runs scored performance vs. Texas (4/17) … Hit two home runs and batted in five runs vs. Kansas (4/1) … Went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and a stolen base vs. ULM (3/6) … Opened the season with a 2-for-3, one RBI, one triple showing vs. UTEP (2/11).
Started all 24 games of the shortened season, making 22 starts at catcher, one at first base and one as designated player … Finished the year with a team-leading nine home runs to go with 22 RBIs and 19 runs and two stolen bases … Finished with a slash line of .293/.667/.338 … Had 7 multi-hit games and six multiple RBI contests … Reached base for a career best 10 consecutive games ... Registered a team-high 161 putouts with 17 assists and a .973 fielding percentage, committing five errors … Caught four runners stealing on nine attempts … Went 2-for-3 with a home run and 3 RBIs vs. Northern Iowa (2/14) … Hit a solo HR and registered a game-saving putout at home plate in OU’s extra-inning win over No. 4 Arizona (2/15) … Hit one home run, going 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs vs. UNI (2/16) … Went 2-for-3 with one home run and 3 RBIs vs. Northwestern (2/28) … Went 2-for-4 with a solo blast in OU’s comeback victory over Wichita State (3/4) … Finished 2-for-4 with one home run and 2 RBIs vs. Mercer (3/6) … Hit a walk-off single in the eighth inning vs. Missouri State (3/7) in the Sooners’ final game of the season.
Started 61 games at catcher … One of two players in program history to finish a single season with a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage (minimum 150 chances), committing no errors with 505 putouts and 34 assists … Caught nine runners stealing on 17 attempts … Did not allow an opponent to steal a base after March 9 (vs. Drake), a streak of 43 consecutive games … Six games with multiple hits and four games with multiple RBIs … Opened the season with a 2-for-3 performance and three RBIs vs. Syracuse (2/8) … Hit her first career homer against Northwestern (3/10) … Went 3-for-4 with three RBI, two runs, a double and a homer at Iowa State (4/26, game two) … Recorded a hit in each of OU’s Championship Series games against UCLA.
Appeared in 16 games, including one start at catcher (vs. Abilene Christian, 3/4) … Registered a hit in her first collegiate appearance against Montana (2/10) … First career double came against Illinois State (3/11).
Earned four letters in softball ... led her team to four district championships, three regional titles and a pair of state championships ... as a senior, hit .491 with five home runs, 44 runs scored, 50 runs batted in and 23 stolen bases en route to earning named all-district, all-region and all-state honors ... named All-District Catcher of the Year as a freshman and All-District Offensive Player of the Year during her sophomore season.
Played for the Corona Angels under Marty Tyson in Corona, Calif.
Parents are Rusty and Carla Elam … has two brothers, Austin and Cael … mother, Carla, played softball at Cameron University … brother, Austin, is a wrestler at Otero Junior College … cousin, Dillon Hargrove, played baseball at Cameron University … chose OU over Florida and Tennessee.