Sophia Nugent - Oklahoma
What better place is there to start off than in Honolulu, Hawaii with Oklahoma freshman catcher Sophia Nugent (2021). On Saturday evening March 12, 2022 Nugent launched her first career homerun for the #1 ranked Sooners in the top of second inning, during a (5 inning) 9-0 victory over the host Rainbow Warriors. The victory improved Oklahoma to a perfect 20-0 record and boosted the confidence of Nugent as the season moves into BIG XII Conference play.
Firecrackers Softball: Congratulations on hitting your first collegiate homerun in Hawaii last weekend. Can you describe the feeling?
Sophia Nugent: Thank you! Hitting my first home last weekend felt, honestly quite amazing. It felt like all the hard work I have been putting in had paid off.
Firecrackers Softball: How crazy is it living, playing and traveling with the defending National Champion Oklahoma Sooners?
Sophia Nugent: It is very crazy playing with the defending National Championship team. We have so many talented athletes that have accomplished so much. It pushes all of us to be better because they strive for excellence here at Oklahoma.