Oklahoma softball received waves of praise from around the sports world on Thursday after notching the program’s third consecutive national championship with a historic sweep in the Women’s College World Series.
Billie Jean King and noted OU alums Kyler Murray and Trae Young were among those who weighed in on the Sooners’ 3–1 win over Florida State to close out the WCWS.
With the win, the Sooners and coach Patty Gasso made NCAA history by becoming the second team, and the first in over 30 years, to three-peat as national champions. The victory also stamped another spot in the history books for Oklahoma, as the program secured the NCAA’s winningest season of all-time with a 61–1 mark to end the year.
Now boasting an unprecedented 53-game winning streak, Oklahoma will enter the summer riding high as the top softball program in the nation, and one of the top programs in all of college sports. And, judging by Thursday’s responses, many were eager to show respect to OU amid its dominant stretch of championship-level play:
Congratulations to Coach Patty Gasso and @OU_Softball, winners of the 2023 #WCWS!— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) June 9, 2023
This makes 3 straight national titles, 6th title in the last 10 years, and an incredible 53-game winning streak! 🥎 https://t.co/MyPn9Q79O2
Not even fair at this point.. congrats!🙌🏽 @OU_Softball— Kyler Murray (@K1) June 9, 2023
OU Softball every time they show up to WCWS………………. 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/qUjTNiI1nm— Gerald McCoy (@Geraldini93) June 9, 2023
𝐍𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐀𝐋 𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐌𝐏𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 🏆— Univ. of Oklahoma (@UofOklahoma) June 9, 2023
For the third straight year, the #Sooners are national champs! Congratulations, @OU_Softball. Your #OUFamily couldn't be prouder!
𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐫! #ChampionshipMindset pic.twitter.com/S5grCA8zFZ
Proud proud alum of the best program in the NATION!— Lauren Chamberlain (@LChamberlain44) June 9, 2023
And STILL @OU_Softball... Coach you are THE greatest... these players are THE greatest...
What a gift to the softball world. BOOMER!!!!!!! https://t.co/IsWzEYxDhp
It’s not easy when you have a world rooting against you! This program knows how to celebrate the BIG things (winning Natty’s), and the SMALL things (like what it takes to get them there). They get it.— Sydney Joy Romero OLY (@syd_syd2) June 9, 2023
I’m one proud alumni. @OU_Softball I love my Sooners!!!♥️♥️ https://t.co/3GLXLgmdOM