Today, U.S. Senator Markwayne Mullin(R-OK) welcomed the University of Oklahoma Softball team to Washington in honor of their third consecutive NCAA Division I national championship in the 2023 Women’s College World Series. As a former collegiate athlete, Mullin advised the players about servant leadership, the importance of faith, and translating lessons learned from athletic achievement into professional success. He also answered many questions from the athletes and coaching staff about his call to public service and life after collegiate sports. Following their meeting, Senator Mullin led the Sooners champions on a special tour of the U.S. Capitol Building.
Photos and b-roll footage of the visit are available HERE for print and broadcast use.
“My best day in Washington is when I get to spend it with young Oklahomans,” said Senator Mullin. “My family, and the entire state of Oklahoma were so moved by these female athletes’ remarkable display of faith in the Lord during this championship season. It was a blessing to speak to these all-star competitors about their future goals and tell them firsthand just how much their team’s moral character and achievements have meant to our great state. These champions live the Oklahoma Standard each day by their faith, determination, integrity, and servant mindset. I congratulate the players, coaching staff, trainers, and President Joseph Harroz on another outstanding season, and look forward to attending a home game next year.”
Background: In July, Senators Markwayne Mullin and James Lankford introduced a resolution congratulating the Sooners on their third consecutive championship. Read the entire resolution here.