NORMAN — Five current and former members of the Oklahoma softball team have been invited to participate in the 2019 USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Trials, USA Softball announced Tuesday afternoon.
Former Sooners Lauren Chamberlain (2012-15), Paige Lowary (2017-18), Shelby Pendley (2013-15) and Keilaini Ricketts (2010-13) and current sophomore Jocelyn Alo are scheduled to participate in the trials, which will take place Jan. 1-6, 2019, at Eddie C. Moore Softball Complex in Clearwater, Fla.
In addition to the five Sooner student-athletes, current OU graduate assistant Delanie Gourley (Florida, 2014-17) was also invited to participate in the trials process.
Of the 42 athletes invited to the trials, nine are currently a member of an NCAA softball team. Alo, who led the nation in home runs as a freshman and was named an NFCA First-Team All-American in 2018, is the only underclassman in that group.
Overall, the five invitations given to the Sooners ranked second-most among all collegiate programs, with Florida leading the way with seven and Oregon also receiving five.
Participating athletes will vie for 18 spots on the 2019 USA Softball WNT Training Team roster that will compete at the USA Softball International Cup and select international events. The roster will then be trimmed to 15 athletes to participate in the Pan American Games, slated for July 31-August 11 in Lima, Peru. National Team Selection Camps are open to the public, and more information can be found on TeamUSA.org.