The University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences will recognize NFL Media's Stacey Dales as a Distinguished Alumni on Feb. 12 at 6 p.m.
Dales will be recognized along with Benton Clark, N. Bird Runningwater, Elizabeth Frame Ellison and David Goodspeed for their respective achievements.
Dales earned a bachelor's degree in communication at OU in 2002. She is an Ontario, Canada native and was a two-time Kodak All-American, and four-year letter winner for the OU women's basketball team. Dales was the first player in history of the school's program to record 1,700 points, 600 rebounds and 700 assists.
Dales joined NFL Network in the fall of 2009 and filed reports on Around The NFL, NFL Total Access and NFL GameDay Morning. Prior to working at NFL Network, Dales served as a reporter for seven years with ABC and ESPN, covering NCAA football, men's and women's basketball and the NBA. She also contributed columns and written features on NCAA women's basketball for ESPN.com. In addition, from 2003-2009, she was a NCAA women's basketball analyst CBS Westwood One radio, the Sooner Sports Network and CBS' NCAA women's basketball championship special.
In 2014, Dales became the first female athlete to have her number honored by the university in all of women's varsity sports. She led the the Sooners to their first Final Four appearance and the 2002 national championship game. Dales is OU's all-time leader in career assists (764) and is seventh in points scored (1,920).