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High Noon Highlights (5/10): Vanessa Shippy named Big 12 Player of the Year

Welcome to High Noon Highlights, a place to catch up on everything you missed yesterday in Oklahoma State Athletics.

Vanessa Shippy Named Big 12 Player of the Year:

Adding to the heap of honors she’s received this season, Vanessa Shippy was named the Big 12 Player of the Year yesterday. Impressively, this is the second time she’s earned the honor, winning it previously in 2016. This makes her the third player in Big 12 history to win the award multiple times. With a .460 batting average, 26 RBIs and 25 walks, Shippy has had a senior season to remember. This is just a little icing on the cake.

Marcus Smart Goes Off in Game 5 for the Celtics:

Marcus Smart was everywhere last night in the game 5, and the Sixers had no answer. Every time the Celtics needed a basket, Smart did what he need to do. He was everywhere at the end of the game, sealing it for the Celtics with an acrobatic one-handed steal at the buzzer. Consider it Marcus Smart doing Marcus Smart things. Next, the Celtics will face Lebron James and the Cavilers in the Conference Finals. It will be a series to pay close attention to.

Cowgirl Softball Players earn All-Big 12 Honors:

Four Cowgirls were named to the All-Big 12 team yesterday. Earning first-team honors - no surprise here - is Vanessa Shippy. Madi Sue Montgomery, Taylor Lynch and Samantha Clakley were named to the second team. Freshmen Sydney Pennington and Chelsea Alexander were named to the All-Big 12 Freshman team as well. The Cowgirls are tearing it up, and figure to make a run in the postseason.

Emma Broze advances to the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship:

The Cowgirls were unable to advance to the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship yesterday, missing qualification by one mere stroke. All was not lost, though, as senior Emma Broze will represent her team on OSU’s home course next week at the NCAA Championship. Broze took down Laura Kowohl of North Carolina State in a playoff that took one hole, after finishing her round at par 72. The NCAA Championship begins next Thursday, May 17, at Karsten Creek in Stillwater

That’s all for today folks!