Oklahoma State University sophomore Whitney Whitehorn, and member of the Cowgirl softball team, is carving out her place on the team.
Her first season with the OSU Cowboy softball team began 2013-2014. She was the starting pitcher for 13 games and relief pitcher for four games. She was 4-9 on the year,with three completed games with one shut out and finished with a 4.02 ERA and struck out 31 opposing batters.
“Whitney is a hard worker and who shows up everyday to get better,” said Rich Wieligman, Head OSU Softball Coach. “I think with her ability and staying healthy we will see her be a big part of our pitching staff for the next three years.”
Whitehorn is majoring in sports management but has hopes to attend law school and pursue Indian law upon completing her undergraduate degree, she said. For now she is busy Monday through Thursday with practices. Her Fridays and weekends are reserved for softball games.
“College softball is definitely a full time job, not that high school ball wasn’t challenging but it wasn’t nearly as mentally exhausting or as physically demanding as college softball,” Whitehorn said.
The spring season recently started and OSU is 0-2. Whitehorn is ready for the oncoming season and says it is going to get better for sure.
“I love playing for OSU!” she said. “It’s been a great experience and I’m very blessed to have had this opportunity to continue to play at the collegiate level.”
Whitehorn was a pitcher for the Owasso Rams and earned All State and All Conference recognition. During her high school pitching career she acquired a 22-3 record with a 0.90 ERA and 14 shut outs and pitched two no hitters her senior year. She batted .487 with 17 doubles and hit 10 home runs and had 50 RBI’s.
Whitehorn didn’t just leave her athletic skills on the mound, she took them to the track and on the basketball court too. She participated in track for three years and played basketball for five.
Whitehorn is very proud of her Osage heritage and loves to participate in the In-Lon-Schka dances in June. She is a from the Zon-Zo-Li’n district.
She is the daughter of Anthony (Osage/Cherokee) and Jamie Whitehorn. Her grandparents are Dudley Whitehorn (Osage/ Cherokee) and the late Joyce Whitehorn. Her great-grandparents are Sam (Osage) and Hattie Whitehorn (Cherokee).