Oklahoma junior utility player Mackenzie Donihoo announced on Instagram Tuesday that she is “no longer a part” of the Oklahoma Softball program.
Her announcement comes about a week after Oklahoma softball coach Patty Gasso said that Donihoo would not return for the Sooners in 2022.
“You will not see her again this season,” Gasso said last week. “That’s pretty much all I’ll say about it.”
ExtraInnings Softball confirmed on Tuesday that Donihoo’s name has appeared in the NCAA Transfer Portal.
In a heartfelt post, Donihoo reached out to say her goodbyes to Sooner Nation and all of those who have supported her through her journey.
“What a journey,” Donihoo wrote. “Many of you have heard, and many of you have reached out, about the fact that I am no longer part of OU Softball. So much has been said, and I would love to be able to fully share my story to set the record straight. Someday I will. But that time is not now.
“What’s important now is for me to express my sincere thanks…to my teammates, to the coaches, and to the fans who have believed in me throughout my career. You’ve supported this Oklahoma girl through the highs and lows, and I will forever be grateful. To the University of Oklahoma, thank you for the opportunity to earn a scholarship, pursue my education and grow in every area of my life.
“Each experience has molded me into who I am today. Now, it is time to look towards the future and the opportunities that await me. My hope is to continue giving back to the sport that has given me so much, and to continue competing at a high level with the goal of inspiring generations to come. Once again, thank you to all who have been so supportive. I many not know what the future holds right now, but I know Who holds my future.”
Donihoo became a household name in Norman last season during Oklahoma’s title run last season, batting an impressive .476 during the Women’s College World Series and recorded a WCWS-best 10-RBIs.