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Launched in 2017 and now with over 4 million downloads, Sports Spectrum's podcast features stories on the intersection of sports and faith. Hosted by former ESPN Senior Producer Jason Romano, new conversations drop 3 times each week.
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Jul 9, 2021

Nicole Mendes is a two-time softball national champion with the Oklahoma Sooners. As the Big 12 Freshman of the Year in 2017, she led the Sooners in batting average and stolen bases on the way to a Women's College World Series title. After her junior year in 2019, Nicole had knee surgery and missed most of the 2020 season. This year, she returned to the Sooners lineup as a redshirt senior and led OU to the 2021 Women's College World Series title.

During the 2021 WCWS, she hit .318 with 5 extra-base hits and stored a team-high eight runs. For her efforts, she was named to the all-WCWS tournament team. Nicole is also a member of the Mexican Olympic Softball team and will be competing for a Gold Medal starting in July in Tokyo, Japan.

Today on the podcast, we talk to Nicole about her faith in Christ, getting baptized and growing in her walk with the Lord. She also shares her emotions in winning a second national title with OU and preparing for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

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If you enjoyed this podcast with Nicole Mendes, we know you'll love these conversations as well:

- Patty Gasso, Oklahoma Sooners Softball Coach

- Sydney Romero, Former Oklahoma Sooners Softball Champion

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