Pam Parnell Fink's 403 coaching wins in softball is an OBU record for all women's athletics. She was named head coach in 1993 and took the Lady Bison to a school record five consecutive regional tournaments.
She was inducted into the OBU Athletic Hall of Fame in November 2000.
Coach Fink guided the Lady Bison to the NAIA Final Four in 2002, marking their first appearance in the tournament in 20 years. That squad set a record with 43 wins as Fink claimed Sooner Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors. The OBU women reached the NAIA Tournament again in 2003.
As a player, she is one of only four Lady Bison softball players to earn NAIA All-America honors. She was All-District 9 for three years and holds the OBU record for season batting average. A career starter at shortstop and clean-up hitter, she is the all-time leader in assists. Her career .342 batting average is third all-time, behind two players whom she coached. She also carried a career .344 batting average against All-American pitchers, including a 1-2 outing against two-time Olympic gold medalist Michele Smith.
She graduated from OBU in 1988 and began the softball program at
Since returning to OBU, the Lady Bison softball program has generated three National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-
She and her husband, Ray, have two children, Kelly and Collin.
|1||Ashley Clifton||SO||OF||5-6||Joshua, Texas||Joshua HS|
|2||Alyssa Henkes||JR||OF||5-2||Edmond, Okla.||Deer Creek HS|
|3||Candace Holden||SO||C/IF||5-6||Saginaw, Texas||Boswell HS|
|5||Kylie King||SR||IF||5-6||Keller, Texas||McLennan JC|
|6||Sonya Beach||JR||P/IF||5-8||Bixby, Okla.||Bixby HS|
|7||Kaley Dickerson||SR||OF||5-7||Carrollton, Texas||Newman Smith HS|
|8||Amanda Hanner||JR||P||5-9||Shawnee, Okla.||Seminole State|
|10||Kelly Fink||SO||OF||5-4||Shawnee, Okla.||Shawnee HS|
|11||Abbey Basler||SO||IF||5-7||Elgin, Okla.||Elgin HS|
|12||Andrea Machado||FR||C||Merced, Calif.||Buhach Colony HS|
|13||Alison Tunnell||SO||IF/DP||5-5||Sapulpa, Okla.||Sapulpa HS|
|15||Krystal Johnson||FR||IF||Denton, Texas||Ryan HS|
|16||Elissa Garbiso||FR||OF/P||Katy, Texas||Faith West Academy|
|17||Cassidi Henderson||FR||P||Edgewood, Texas||Edgewood HS|
|22||Theresa Garcia||JR||IF||College Station, Texas||Ranger JC|