In the lawsuit, McLaughin said that the school and coaches violated her freedom of speech. She accused her coaches of “intentionally inflicting emotional distress by alleging that she was a racist and homophobe.”

McLaughlin was a first-team All-Big 12 player for the Sooners in 2018 and 2019 and is requesting a judge to assign a dollar amount to compensate for future economic loss after OU allegedly compromised her prospective career in professional volleyball, coaching and athletics administration.

Her case is pending in Oklahoma City federal court.