OSU Athletics 2021-22 Year in Review

STILLWATER – We saw history at Oklahoma State this year when the Cowgirl equestrian team won the school’s first women’s team national championship in a varsity sport.

A women’s team national championship had been coming for OSU. The women’s tennis program was national runner-up in 2016 and women’s golf took second in 2021 – so it felt like it just a matter of when the championship would happen and who it would come from.

Led by a quartet of All-Americans in Hope King, Sydnie Ziegler, Molly Mitchell and Jojo Roberson plus national coach of the year Larry Sanchezthe equestrian team of 2021-22 etched its name into the history books as the first.

While equestrian’s title was the moment, it was not the only headlining performance for OSU in 2021-22. Some additional highlights from the past academic year:

  • The Cowboy football team played in its first Big 12 Championship Game after finishing the regular season atop the conference standings. OSU claimed wins over traditional powers Oklahoma and Texas, then turned around to topple No. 5 Notre Dame in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl.
  • The softball team won its first Big 12 championship by beating No. 1 Oklahoma in the conference title game, then won its regional and swept Clemson in the super regional to advance to its third consecutive Women’s College World Series.
  • The men’s and women’s cross country teams both won Big 12 team championships, with the men going on to place third at the NCAA Championships and the women taking 13th.
  • The women’s tennis team advanced to the Sweet 16 at the NCAA Championships for the fifth time in the last seven years.
  • Taylor Roe won the 189th NCAA individual title in OSU history by winning the indoor 3,000 meters.
  • With Big 12 team championships from men’s and women’s cross country, equestrian and softball, Oklahoma State now has 326 team conference championships all time and 87 in the Big 12 era.
  • Of Oklahoma State’s 18 varsity sports, 13 produced top-20 national finishes and six produced top-10 national finishes, using the Learfield Directors’ Cup scoring system.
  • For the eighth time in the last nine years, Oklahoma State won the all-sports Bedlam Series.
  • Oklahoma State produced 40 All-Americans across 14 sports in 2021-22. OSU’s all-time total of All-Americans now stands at 1,305.
  • Five OSU student-athletes earned a Big 12 Player of the Year honor in their respective sport, with four of those five coming from women’s sports.

OSU student-athletes enjoyed remarkable individual success in 2021-22 as well. To samples:

NCAA Individual Champion

Taylor Roe, Indoor 3,000 meters

All Americans

Malcolm RodriguezFootball
Kolby Harvey-Peel, Football
Matt HembroughFootball
Isai Rodriguez, Men’s Cross Country
Shea Foster, Men’s Cross Country
Victor Shitsama, Men’s Cross Country
Taylor Roe, Women’s Cross Country
Daton Fix, Wrestling – 133 pounds
Dustin Plott, Wrestling – 174 pounds
Sydnie Ziegler, Equestrian – Equitation over Fences
Hope King, Equestrian – Equitation on the Flat
Jojo Roberson, Equestrian – Horsemanship
Molly Mitchell, Equestrian – Reining
Alex Maier, Men’s Track and Field – Indoors – 5,000 meters
Fouad Messaoudi, Men’s Track and Field – Indoors – DMR
DJ McArthur, Men’s Track and Field – Indoors – DMR
Juan Diego Castro, Men’s Track and Field – Indoors – DMR
Ryan Schoppe, Men’s Track and Field – Indoors – DMR
Ariadni Adamopoulou, Women’s Track & Field – Indoors – Pole Vault
Gabija Galvydyte, Women’s Track & Field – Indoors – 800 meters
Maddie Meiner, Women’s Track & Field – Indoors – Pentathlon
Taylor Roe, Women’s Track & Field – Indoors – 3,000 meters
Ayumi Miyamoto, Women’s Tennis
Lisa Marie Rioux, Women’s Tennis
Maddison Hinson-Tolchard, Women’s Golf
Eugenio Chacarra, Men’s Golf
Aman Gupta, Men’s Golf
Brian Stark, Men’s Golf
Justin CampbellBaseball
Jake ThompsonBaseball
Kelly MaxwellSoftball
Miranda ElishSoftball
Sydney PenningtonSoftball
Katelynn CarwileSoftball
Gabija Galvydyte, Women’s Track – Outdoors – 800 meters
Taylor Roe, Women’s Track – Outdoors – 5,000 meters
Gabby Hentemann, Women’s Track – Outdoors – 10,000 meters
Bailey Golden, Women’s Track – Outdoors – Heptathlon
Ryan Schoppe – Men’s Track – Outdoors – 1,500 meters
Alex Maier – Men’s Track – Outdoors – 10,000 meters
Ryan Smeeton, Men’s Track – Outdoors – Steeplechase

Big 12 Player of the Year

Moussa Cisse, Men’s Basketball – Defensive Player of the Year
Taylor Roe, Women’s Indoor Track and Field
Hope King, Equestrian – Equitation on the Flat
Kelly Maxwell, Softball – Pitcher of the Year
Maddison Hinson-Tolchard, Women’s Golf

Big 12 Individual Champions

Daton Fix, Wrestling – 133 pounds
Kaden Gfeller, Wrestling – 149 pounds
Dustin Plott, Wrestling – 174 pounds
Alex Maier, Men’s Track and Field – Indoors – 3,000 meters
Isaiah Priddey, Men’s Track and Field – Indoors – DMR
Cash Merutka, Men’s Track and Field – Indoors – DMR
Alex Stitt, Men’s Track and Field – Indoors – DMR
Alex Maier, Men’s Track and Field – Indoors – DMR
Taylor Roe, Women’s Track & Field – Indoors – Mile
Taylor Roe, Women’s Track & Field – Indoors – 3,000 meters
Taylor Roe, Women’s Track & Field – Indoors – DMR
Nicolette Dixon, Women’s Track & Field – Indoors – DMR
Michaela Travers, Women’s Track & Field – Indoors – DMR
Kelsey Ramirez, Women’s Track & Field – Indoors – DMR
Lianna Bailey, Women’s Golf

Big 12 Newcomer of the Year

Jaylen Warren, Football – Offensive Newcomer of the Year
Tyler Zink, Men’s Tennis

Big 12 Freshmen of the Year

Collin Oliver, Football – Defensive Freshman of the Year
Mhai Sawangkaew, Women’s Tennis

CoSIDA Academic All-America

Hannah WebbSoccer
Kelly MaxwellSoftball
Chelsea AlexanderSoftball
Jake ThompsonBaseball

CoSIDA Academic All-District

Hannah WebbSoccer
Grace YochumSoccer
Hunter WoodardFootball
Lauren Fields, Women’s Basketball
Chelsea AlexanderSoftball
Kelly MaxwellSoftball
Brian Stark, Men’s Golf
Marcus Brown, Baseball
Bryce OsmondBaseball
Jake ThompsonBaseball
Caeden Trenkle, Baseball

NCAA Elite 90 Award

Ryan Schoppe, Men’s Indoor Track and Field
Jules CallahamSoftball

Dr Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship

Dusty HoneWrestling
Jules CallahamSoftball

National Coach of the Year
Larry SanchezEquestrian

Big 12 Coach of the Year
Mike Gundyfootball
dave smithWomen’s Cross Country

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