Oklahoma State has its first women's national team champion in school history. The top-ranked equestrain team won the overall NCEA National Championship on Saturday in Ocala, Florida, beating No. 3 Texas A&M 11-7.
The Cowgirls reached the final round of the tournament for the first time since 2013. OSU finished the season with a 15-2 record, breaking the previous program mark of 14 wins.
"Honestly, I could not be more proud of this group of girls," coach Larry Sanchez said. "They left everything on the line, trusted the process, and did more than we ever expected them to do. They deserve every bit of this."
No. 6-ranked Oklahoma State completed a three-game softball sweep of Kansas, winning Saturday's game by run-rule, 10-2, in Stillwater. Miranda Elish won her 12th game in the circle, allowing two runs on just two hits. Elish, Sydney Pennington and Chyenne Factor drove in two runs each as OSU moved to 34-7 overall and 11-1 in the Big 12.
The Cowgirls beat KU 6-0 on Friday. Not only did Kelly Maxwell shut out the Jayhawks, she struck out 18. That's most strikeouts in a seven-inning game in program history.
This article originally appeared on Oklahoman: OSU Cowboys Sports Minute