Grace is #BuiltDifferent
"I have witnessed the sport of softball grow before my eyes. It is so exciting to be a part of a brand that prioritizes the customization of shoes to fit women comfortably. As this sport grows, it is imperative that athletes have gear that will create the best opportunities for success and I believe RIP-IT is making breakthroughs in the the world of sports equipment." - Grace Lyons
Grace Lyons is an accomplished softball player who has had a standout career at the University of Oklahoma. In 2022, she was nominated for the NCAA Woman of the Year award, named a First Team All-American by the NFCA, named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, and selected to the NFCA All-Central Region First Team. In addition to her on-field achievements, Grace was also named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team and was a finalist for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award.
Throughout her career at Oklahoma, Grace has made her mark in the record books. She has tied a single-game program record with three home runs on two separate occasions, and ranks among the top 10 in several career categories, including home runs, runs scored, and slugging percentage.
In the 2022 season, Grace had a standout year at the plate, hitting .401 with 23 home runs, 7 doubles, and 3 triples, and driving in 70 runs. She also had an impressive on-base percentage of .479 and a slugging percentage of .864. On defense, she turned 13 double plays and had a fielding percentage of .960. Grace's performance in the postseason was particularly noteworthy, as she hit a home run in the WCWS Championship Series and had a standout performance in the Super Regional Final.
Throughout her career at Oklahoma, Grace has consistently excelled both on the field and in the classroom. In addition to being named to the Big 12 All-Academic First Team several times, she was also the recipient of the Big 12 Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award in 2021.
Grace's impressive career at Oklahoma has undoubtedly prepared her for success at the next level, whether that be with the USA Softball Women's National Team or as a professional player. Regardless of what the future holds, Grace's contributions to the Oklahoma softball program will not be forgotten.