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High Noon Highlights (3/5): Wrestling wins another Big 12 title

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Wrestling secures Big 12 tournament title:

The Cowboy Wrestling team secured its 52nd (!) Big 12 tournament title on Sunday.

This is also their sixth consecutive team title in the tournament. The Pokes also claimed four individual titles in Tulsa. Nick Piccininni won at 125 pounds, Boo Lewallen took the title for 149 pounds, Chandler Rogers took the 165 pounds title and Derek White was the winner at heavyweight.

Kendall Smith named Big 12 Player of the Week:

After a week where he led Oklahoma State to a victory at Hilton as well as a win in GIA over No.6 Kansas Kendall Smith has won the Big 12 Player of the Week. He had a career high 25 in the win against KU and averaged 12 points this week. He’s dropped 49 on the Jayhawks in two games this season.

With plays like this one, it’s not hard to see why he was given the honor.

Cowgirl Softball Sweeps the Mizuno Classic:

The Cowgirls hosted the Mizuno Classic over the weekend, and put up one heck of a performance. They went 5-0 on the weekend, and outscored their opponents a by a staggering 60-7 run differential.

Taylor Lynch talked to Wade Haugen of the O’Colly about what the performance meant to her team.

“We just had a lot to prove,” Lynch said. “Coming out and pretty much playing five innings every game and putting up 50-plus runs in a weekend was really good for our team.”