Friday, June 22, 2012

Pair of Sooners to Play in Title IX Game

OU's Ricketts and Shults to play in Title IX game on Saturday: A collection of the world's best softball players will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX on Saturday.

OU's Keilani Ricketts and Jessica Shults will play for Team USA as it faces Canada in the Title IX Game at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.

The game will begin 6 p.m. Saturday and is the national team's last game before the World Cup of Softball, set to begin June 28.

Ricketts and Shults are less than a month removed from leading the Sooners to a runner-up finish at the Women's College World Series. Both were selected to the national team for the second straight year.

Shults expressed her excitement about participating in an event that celebrates the landmark legislation.

“It's just a great honor,” Shults said. “Being able to be a part of the Title IX Game is just an unbelievable experience. It's just an honor to be apart of it." (More at The Oklahoman)
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