PROVO -- In a historic season that saw the BYU softball team win its first-ever Mountain West Conference championship to advance to postseason play for the first time in school history, freshman Oli Keohohou and sophomore Brooke Cadiente ranked in a number of categories in the final NCAA softball statistics.
Keohohou, a first team Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-American and finalist for the Honda Sports Award as the nation's top collegiate softball player, finished the 2001 season leading the nation with a .458 batting average and a .993 slugging percentage. She also finished the season in the top 10 in four other categories. Keohohou was fourth in the nation in both home runs (21) and runs scored (70). She also ranked third with 73 walks and was 10th in RBI's (60).
"I'm really pleased," BYU coach Mary Kay Amicone said. "We focused on recruiting athletes who hit with power and produce RBI's. Our kids stepped up this season and it showed in our success."
Cadiente, a first team All-West Region selection, finished in the top 30 in two categories. She finished 24th in the country with 53 RBI's and 29th in home runs (13).
As a team, BYU finished in the top 15 in a number of categories. The Cougars ranked eighth in home runs (56), ninth in slugging percentage (.442) and 11th in runs scored, averaging 5.26 runs a game. BYU was 25th with 18 triples while also ranking 31st in the country with a .282 batting average.