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OSU Softball: Lexi Kilfoyl, Rosie Davis and Karli Godwin Earn All-American Honors

It’s national awards season for OSU softball.



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It’s national awards season in college softball, and in what has become a regular occurrence, the Cowgirls are tacking on the honors.

D1Softball and Softball America on Tuesday released their All-America teams. Senior OSU pitcher Lexi Kilfoyl earned First Team All-America honors from both outlets, and Softball America named freshman duo Rosie Davis and Karli Godwin to its Freshman All-America team.

Kilfoyl has now been an All-American in both of her seasons at Oklahoma State, as she earned NFCA Third Team honors last season. She took over the Cowgirls’ ace role this season after Kelly Maxwell transferred to OU, and Kilfoyl has been dominant.

She’s the Big 12 Pitcher of the Year and a finalist for USA Softball’s Collegiate Player of the Year award. Kilfoyl enters the Women’s College World Series with a 1.06 ERA and a 26-3 record. She led the Big 12 in ERA, shutouts (seven) and wins and ranked second nationally in ERA and sixth in wins.

Thus far in the NCAA Tournament, Kilfoyl has thrown 28 of OSU’s 33 innings, winning all five of those games and totaling 27 strikeouts to a lone walk. She gave up just four runs off 17 hits in those games.

In the middle of OSU’s post-Super Regional news conference, tears started to flow from Kilfoyl, as it started to hit her that her college career is coming to an end. Kilfoyl was, though, selected in the Athletes Unlimited Draft earlier this month.

“This whole season, everyone’s like, ‘Has it hit you yet?’ and it really just hit me right here,” Kilfoyl said. “I really wasn’t expecting that at all. It’s obviously sad tears and happy tears. I think it’s dawning on me that the days are limited right now. I just played my last game here [at Cowgirl Stadium], which is so sad, but still happy at the same time because I know we’re not done. We have a long way to go, but it definitely just hit me right now.”

Davis and Godwin have hit the ground running in their college careers and have done so playing next to each other at second and first base, respectively.

Out of Readyville, Tennessee, Davis is hitting .344 this season with 35 runs scored and 33 RBIs. She’s had a superb NCAA Tournament to this point, hitting .500 with five runs scored and four RBIs in the Cowgirls’ Regional and Super Regional.

Godwin, out of Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina, holds the program’s freshman home run record, having clobbered 15 entering the WCWS. She’s also hitting .344 this season and is tied for first on the team with Caroline Wang with 51 RBIs.

Up next for Kilfoyl and that superb freshman tandem is the WCWS, where the Cowgirls will start with a game against Florida at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

“It just means so much,” said Davis of making the WCWS. “It’s like a little kid’s dreams come true. I just love this team so much and this coaching staff. It’s just awesome. Feels great.”

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