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Lady Lions Softball 2013


Lady Lions Softball 2013

Jasmine Parker

All-Region Selection All-Conference Selection JUCO All-STar

Kat STrunk

All-Region Selection All-Conference Selection JUCO All-STar

This 2012-13 Media and Recruiting Guide was produced by the NCTC Public Relations Department. Design work by Darin Allred, Media/Communication Specialist. All media inquiries should be directed to Darin Allred at 940-668-3356 or by email at dallred@nctc.edu. Recruiting inquiries should be directed to Coach Van Hedrick at 940-668-4286 or by email at vhedrick@nctc.edu


Meet the Coaches Van Hedrick, Head Coach 15th Season Overall Record (574-287) .667%

Van Hedrick has been the only head coach the Lady Lions softball program has had in its 15 year-existance. During these years Coach Hedrick has led the Lady Lions to two conference championships and one regional championship. In 2009 the Lady Lions advanced to the NJCAA National Tournament in St. George, Utah for the first time in school history. Formerly the assistant to NCTC head baseball coach Kevin Darwin, Coach Hedrick has proven his ability to lead and inspire student athletes. He has also held the title of Athletic Director here at North Central from 2005-present. He has averaged 40 wins a season in his previous 14 years and holds a 574-287 winning record. While attending Iowa Park High School, where he graduated in 1985, Van Hedrick was a three-sport letterman in football, basketball and baseball, and he earned All-District honors in all three sports. His pursuit of excellence on the playing field is no different in his work as the Lady Lions’ first coach than it was in his playing days. Coach Hedrick attended Vernon Regional Junior College from 19861988, playing shortstop and serving as a team tri-captain. After earning his Associate degree there, Hedrick attended Tarleton State University from 1988 to 1990. At Tarleton, he moved to the outfield and was used as a relief pitcher. An arm injury sidelined him for most of his junior season. During Hedrick’s senior year at Tarleton, however, he was named “Comeback Player of the Year.” In 1990, Coach Hedrick earned his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, with a minor in Physical Education. After a year of assistant coaching at Hill College, he returned to Tarleton State and was a graduate assistant coach for two years while completing his Master of Education degree in 1992. Coach Hedrick is married to Robyn Ruzicka Hedrick and they have three beautiful daughters Ashley (13), Allison (10) and Autumn (7). Robyn holds a master’s degree in Early Childhood Development and teaches high school Family and Consumer Science in Lindsay, TX where the three girls all attend school.


Taylor Christian, Assistant Coach 7th Season

Taylor is in her seventh year as the Assistant Coach for North Central. In her previous six years, she has assisted Coach Hedrick in four 40-plus winning seasons with a record of 257-111. Together along with the girls they have recruited, they have claimed a Conference Championship, Regional Championship and a first ever trip to the National Tournament for the Lady Lions. While attending Washington High School in Washington, Oklahoma where she graduated in 2002. Christian was a four year 3 sport letterman in fastpitch and slow-pitch softball and basketball. Here she was a back to back state champion in fast-pitch softball, a four peat state champion in slow-pitch softball and a two time state runner-up in basketball. Taylor earned all-district honors in all sports and was a member of the 2001 All-State Fast-pitch softball team. She also earned honors in FCA, FFA and Who’s Who Among High School Students. She was an officer all four years in FFA and was awarded the American Star Farmer degree in 2002. FCA officer all four years as well and received the prestigious sportsmanship award in FCA as a junior.

A graduate of NCTC with an Associate of Science degree and later a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Christian played her way through college on scholarships to both schools. She was a four-year utility starter at the collegiate level for the Lady Lions here at NCTC and the Rangers of Northwestern where she played 2nd, Catcher, 3rd and outfield. At Northwestern, Christian was the Graduate Assistant at the Wellness Center where she assisted in managing and running the pool, fitness rooms and fitness classes. She also served as a student trainer for Northwestern where she assisted the trainer with all sports from football, baseball, softball, soccer, basketball and cheerleading. At North Central, Taylor is also a Physical Education Instructor where she teaches Aerobics, Weight Training, and online PE Courses. Coach Christian currently is pursuing a dual Master of Sports Science degree in Coaching and Sports Medicine through the United States Sports Academy. Taylor is the proud parent of two Boxer pups, Aspen a White female with reverse brindle spots and Easton a Fawn male. They are both 3 years of age.


Meet the Lady Lions NO. PLAYER CLASS POS. HOMETOWN 00 Shannon Green Freshman IF Cleveland, TX 1 Kat Strunk Sophomore OF Grand Prairie, TX 2 Andrea Raymond Sophomore OF Carrollton, TX 3 Jasmine Parker Sophomore C Carrollton, TX 4 Celina Ortiz Freshman IF Fort Worth, TX 5 Vanessa Tankesly Freshman IF Amarillo, TX 6 Kendall Bagley Freshman C Flower Mound, TX 8 Bailey Mudd Freshman OF Nocona, TX 7 Molly Davison Freshman IF Oklahoma City, OK 10 Katie Heath Sophomore IF Aubrey, TX 11 Taylor Alexander Freshman IF Ringling, OK 15 Ashley Gray Sophomore OF Colbert, OK 17 Celese Tirres Freshman P Grand Prairie, TX 18 Jacobi Clark Freshman OF Duncan, OK 20 Taylor Ramsey Freshman P Gainesville, TX 21 Rachel Kidwell Sophomore IF/OF Whitehouse, TX 22 Tanya Whaley Sophomore P Duncan, OK 32 Miranda Hogsed Freshman P Inez, TX


Lady Lion Sophomores


1

Kat Strunk

Sophomore, Outfielder Grand Prairie, TX South Grand Prairie HS Major: Interior Design Favorite Class: Art Appreciation Favorite Musical Artist: Shai Linne Favoritte Food: Sushi Favorite Movie: Benchwarmers Favorite Actor: Will Ferrell Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Greatest Athletic Moment: Hitting a bomb against UNT. I couldn’t stop smiling Athletic Accomplishments: Named 5A All-State in 2010 and 2011; Named first-team All-Conference and All-Region at NCTC in 2012; Selected to Texas JUCO All-Star game Most Emberrassing Athletic Moment: Breaking my nose playing basketball Family: Daughter of Alice and Russ Strunk; Has one sister, Allison (26)


2

Andrea Raymond Sophomore, Outfielder Carrollton, TX Hebron HS

Major: Education Favorite Class: Math Favorite Musical Artist: Carrie Underwood and Incubus Favoritte Food: Spaghetti Favorite Movie: Bridesmaids Favorite Actor: Channing Tatum and Jessica Biel Favorite Cartoon Character: Dory from Finding Nemo Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Rocky Road Greatest Athletic Moment: Going to the State tournament my junior year Athletic Accomplishments: Was part of a Hebron High School team that advanced to the UIL State tournament. Most Emberrassing Athletic Moment: I trip over myself daily so ... Family: Daughter of Bob and Laura Raymond; Siblings include Taylor (17).


3

Jasmine Parker Sophomore, Catcher Carrollton, TX Hebron HS

Major: Science Education Favorite Class: Biology Favorite Musical Artist: Frank Ocean Favoritte Food: Steak Favorite Movie: Sweeny Todd Favorite Actor: Johnny Depp Favorite Cartoon Character: Ariel from The Little Mermaid Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Cookie Dough Greatest Athletic Moment: Beating Plano in a high school playoff game Athletic Accomplishments: Going to State in high school; Making it to college; Playing in JUCO All-Star game; Going to play after NCTC. Most Emberrassing Athletic Moment: When I used to pitch, one time during a game I threw it over the backstop Family: Daughter of Kathy Tennison and Delton Parker; Siblings include Jayden (13), Dylan (10) and Deven (7)


10

Katie Heath

Sophomore, Infielder Aubrey, TX Aubrey HS Major: Kinesiology Favorite Class: Chemistry Favorite Musical Artist: Mercy Me Favoritte Food: Pizza Favorite Movie: Tangled, Horton Hears A Who, Fired Up Favorite Actor: Cam Gigandet Favorite Cartoon Character: Rapunzel Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate Greatest Athletic Moment: Hitting the game-winning home run during a playoff game my senior year Athletic Accomplishments: Named All-District for three years and All-Area one year during high school Most Emberrassing Athletic Moment: Getting hit and breaking my nose at OU Family: Daughter of Chris and Lanise Heath; Siblings include Brittany (22) and Samuel (17)


15

Ashley Gray

Sophomore, Outfielder Colbert, OK Colbert HS Major: Undecided Favorite Class: Math Favorite Musical Artist: Kanye West Favoritte Food: I love food in general Favorite Movie: Alex Haley’s Queen Favorite Actor: Bruce Willis Favorite Cartoon Character: Courage the Cowardly Dog Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Sherbert Greatest Athletic Moment: My first college home run Athletic Accomplishments: Named All-State for slowpitch and fastpitch; Named to Bryan County All-Star team twice Most Emberrassing Athletic Moment: During my sophomore year of high school, I tripped at third on a game-winning home run Family: Daughter of Trina Hall and Chaille Gray; Siblings include Ike (36) and Quentun (27)


21

Rachel Kidwell

Sophomore, Infielder/Outfielder Whitehouse, TX Whitehouse HS Major: Nursing Favorite Class: Math Favorite Musical Artist: Paramore Favoritte Food: Chicken Fried Steak Favorite Movie: She’s The Man Favorite Actor: Jennifer Anniston Favorite Cartoon Character: Stewie from Family Guy Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate Almond Greatest Athletic Moment: The whole playoff game against Forney my junior year of high school Most Emberrassing Athletic Moment: Busting my butt running the bases at OU. Family: Daughter of Howard and Dianna Kidwell; Has one sister, Katy (21).


22

Tanya Whaley

Sophomore, Pitcher Duncan, OK Duncan HS Major: Social Sciences Favorite Class: College Algelbra Favorite Musical Artist: Luke Bryan and Taylor Swift Favoritte Food: Chinese Favorite Movie: Burlesque Favorite Actor: Channing Tatum Favorite Cartoon Character: Ren and Stimpy Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Vanilla Greatest Athletic Moment: Making All-State Athletic Accomplishments: Named Oklahoma All-State; Named All-Area three times; Named Pitcher of the Year; Regional Champs Most Emberrassing Athletic Moment: Tumbling into home Family: Daughter of Julie and Tony Whaley; Siblings include Jared (30), Jody (27) and Trace (14)


Lady Lion Freshmen


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Shannon Green Freshman, Infielder Cleveland, TX Tarkington HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Was a First Team All-District selection once and was named Honorable Mention All-District twice at Tarkington High School. She was also named Most Valuable Player twice. MAJOR: Radiology Technician FAMILY: Daughter of Rebecca Green and Jerry Green; Has one brother, Kyle (24). GREATEST ATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENT: Getting the first two outs against OU.

4

Celina Ortiz

Freshman, Infielder Fort Worth, TX Southwest HS

HIGH SCHOOL: In 2011, she was a Top 5 Area hitter with a batting average of .667. MAJOR: Criminal Justice FAMILY: Daughter of Raul and Valerie Ortiz; Siblings include Andrew (21) and Paul (20). GREATEST ATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENT: Hitting my first over-thefence home run at age 10.


5

Vanessa Tankesly Freshman, Infielder Amarillo, TX Canyon Randall HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Was a four-time First Team All-District selection in District 3-4A. She participated in the TGCA All-Star Game in 2011. MAJOR: Education FAMILY: Daughter of Sandra and David Devore; Has one sister, Makayla (13). GREATEST ATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENT: Hitting a grand slam and hitting for the cycle.

6

Kendall Bagley Freshman, Catcher Flower Mound, TX Marcus HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Was named Most Valuable Player of high school softball team. Also served as Captain of team. MAJOR: Sports Medicine FAMILY: Daughter of Sean and Katy Bagley. GREATEST ATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENT: Went 4 for 4 against Lewisville and had my picture in the newspaper my junior year.

7

Molly Davison Freshman, Infielder Oklahoma City, OK Carl Albert HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Won back-to-back State championships at Carl Albert High School. She was also named to the Oklahoma All-State team. MAJOR: Nursing FAMILY: Daughter of Grant and Tammy Davison; Has one sister, Callie (22). GREATEST ATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENT: Winning back-to-back State Championships.


8

Bailey Mudd

Freshman, Outfielder Nocona, TX Nocona HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Was named Defensive MVP and Second Team All-District. She was a three-year regional qualifier in the 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash and 4x100 meter relay in track. MAJOR: Athletic Training FAMILY: Daughter of Randy and Brandy Mudd; Has one brother, Blake (15). GREATEST ATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENT: Getting eight steals in a row in a basketball game when I was in eighth grade.

11

Taylor Alexander Freshman, Infielder Ringling, OK Ringling HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Was named to the Oklahoma All-State team and the Daily Admorite Super team in softball. She was also named All-Region in basketball. MAJOR: Physical Therapy FAMILY: Daughter of Robert and Audra Alexander; Has one sibling, Rindi (23). GREATEST ATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENT: Making All-State.

17

Celese Tirres

Freshman, Pitcher Grand Prairie, TX Grand Prairie HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Was named Team Most Valuable Player in 2010. She was a Second Team All-District selection in both 2010 and 2011. MAJOR: Education FAMILY: Daughter of Celso Tirres and Virginia Norriega; Siblings include Ricky, Michelle, Christine and Alexis. GREATEST ATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENT: Pitching my first no-hitter.


18

Jacobi Clark

Freshman, Outfielder Duncan, OK Duncan HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Was named All-Area in softball and All-District in basketball. She was a four-time State placer in the 100 meter hurdles. MAJOR: Health Sciences FAMILY: Daughter of Brent and Amy Clark; Has one brother, Nathan (15). GREATEST ATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENT: Standing on the State track podium.

20

Taylor Ramsey Freshman, Pitcher Gainesville, TX Callisburg HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Led Callisburg High School to first-ever trip to State Tournament. She was named Most Valuable Player of both her district and team. She was also named Newcomer of the Year and was Academic All-State. MAJOR: Education FAMILY: Daughter of Chad and Joyce Ramsey; Has one brother, Jeremy (27). Has a daughter, LaiKynn Marie Ramsey. GREATEST ATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENT: Going to State.

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Miranda Hogsed Freshman, Pitcher Inez, TX Industrial HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Was a standout softball and volleyball player at Industrial High School. Also plays libero for the NCTC volleyball team. MAJOR: Physical Therapy FAMILY: Daughter of Sam and Brigette Hogsed; Has one sister, Brittaney (25). GREATEST ATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENT: Pitching a no-hitter in the first district game.


Facilities

The Lady Lions play their home games at Darwin Field, an on-campus facility that is one of the nicest fields in junior college softball. Recent renovations have included spectator shading and a press box complete with air conditioner and heater. The home dugout includes a shatter-proof glass window that not only protects players from foul balls, but keeps the dugout warm in winter.


The Lady Lions Locker Room is adjacent to Darwin Field and features indivudual player lockers, a longue area and a wall-mounted flat-screen TV


Fans walking up to the entrance at Darwin Fields will see two plaques recognizing the contributions to NCTC Athletics by Danny Darwin and Kevin Darwin

Bad weather doesn’t stop the Lady Lions from practicing thanks to batting tunnels located within Lions Clubhouse and Fitness Center


The Lady Lions use the weight room inside the Lions Clubhouse and Fitness Center which features state-of-the-art equipment

Softball players are housed at Bonner Hall, an on-campus residence hall with easy access to the cafeteria and classroom buildings


Lady Lion History YEAR RECORD POSTSEASON RESULT 2012 43-19 Qualified for Regional Tournament 2011 39-21 Qualified for Regional Tournament 2010 45-18 Qualified for Regional Tournament 2009 46-18 REGIONAL CHAMPIONS Qualified for National Tournament 2008 45-16 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS Qualified for Regional Tournament 2007 39-19 Qualified for Regional Tournament 2006 35-21 Qualified for Regional Tournament 2005 45-17 Runner-Up at Regional Tournament 2004 51-13 Qualified for Regional Tournament 2003 45-12 Runner-Up at Regional Tournament 2002 31-30 Qualified for Regional Tournament 2001 49-15 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS Qualified for Regional Tournament 2000 46-22 Qualified for Regional Tournament 1999 15-46 Qualified for Regional Tournament


Athletic Department Intercollegiate athletic teams at NCTC produce athletes that excel on and off the field and court. The NCTC tennis team has the longest history of success., having made more than 25 appearances in the National JUCO Tournament, finishing as high as second. The Lions baseball team won the 2001 JUCO National Championship and have qualified for the post-season 12 times. The Lady Lions softball team has won conference championships in 2001 and 2008 and took home the Region V North Championship in 2009, qualifying them for the NJCAA National Tournament. NCTC volleyball won a regional championship and advanced to the National Tournament in both 1999 and 2005.

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In the Community North Central Texas College athletes have always tried to give back to the local community by volunteering at various events, working on special service projects or reading to local elementary school students.


In the top photo, Lady Lions softball players meet with residents of Pecan Tree Health and Rehabilitation Center while decorating the halls for Halloween. NCTC players have also volunteered to build a community playground at Leonard Park, help raise money for VISTO’s food pantry, remodeled the playground at First United Methodist Church after a flood, and raised money for a local child with leukemia.


Lady Lions volunteering at The Sky’s the Limit Balloon Spectacular


Jennie Finch Camp

The Lady Lions were invited to serve as instructors at the Jennie Finch Softball Camp in Ardmore, Okla. The camp also featured Olympians Crystl Bustos and Caitlyn Lowe among others. The two-day camp brought in young softball players from all over Texas and Oklahoma.


NJCAA National Tournament


Tradition of Success

The 2009 Lady Lions won the Region V North Championship

2001 Conference Champions 2008 Conference Champions 2009 Regional Champions 49 All-Region Selections 64 All-Conference Selections 42 JUCO All-Star Selections 2 All-Americans


JUCO All-Star Selections

2012 Rachel Morris Jasmine Parker Kat Strunk 2011 Bailey Brantley Alyssa Giddens Natalie Huse Mindy McElroy 2010 Katie Addison Kristin Moyers 2009 J.J. Addington Lindsey Lacy Savannah Lewis Jessica Newsome 2008 Whitney Harris Courtney Jones Amanda Mayfield

2007 Erica Bernal Julie Norris Michelle Faulkner Chelsea Welch

2002 Jennifer Taylor Holley Martin Courtney Quine Michelle Yarbrough

2006 Lindsay Freeman

2001 Laura Grubbs

2005 Dana Brandenburg Sarah Looper Chaunteau Starry Sherrie Tramp

2000 Jami Lovejoy Laniedra Moore Bryanna Hill Crystal Ybarra

2004 Becky Foster Christy Holford Tara Shuttlesworth Lauren Wilken Amy Sperle

1999 Amanda Cordray

2003 Samantha Bass Ashley Henderson


Honors All-American 2003 Courtney Quine

All-Region 2012 Bailey Brantley Rachel Morris Jasmine Parker Kat Strunk 2011 Bailey Brantley Alysssa Giddens Natalie Huse Mindy McElroy Kristin Moyers 2010 Katie Addison Lindsey Lacy Kristin Moyers Katie Welborn 2009 J.J. Addington Katie Cowan Lindsey Lacy Savannah Lewis Jessica Newsome 2008 Erika Bernal Whitney Harris Erin Hinojoa Courtney Jones Julie Norris Chelsea Welch

2007 Erika Bernal Michelle Faulkner Julie Norris Chelsea Welch 2006 Lindsay Freeman Chaunteau Starry Lauren Wangler 2005 Dana Brandenburg Becky Foster Christy Holford Sarah Looper Amy Sperle Chaunteau Starry Sherrie Tramp Lauren Wilken 2004 Amanda Nightingale Ashley Henderson Tara Shuttlesworth 2003 Courtney Quine Jennifer Taylor Tiffany Vandergrifft 2002 Laura Grubbs 2001 Jami Lovejoy Laniedra Moore Shelli Pennington

All-Conference 2012 Bailey Brantley Rachel Morris

Jasmine Parker Kat Strunk 2011 Bailey Brantley Alysssa Giddens Natalie Huse Mindy McElroy Kristin Moyers 2010 Katie Addison Lindsey Lacy Kristin Moyers Katie Welborn 2009 J.J. Addington Katie Cowan Lindsey Lacy Savannah Lewis Jessica Newsome 2008 Erika Bernal Whitney Harris Erin Hinojoa Courtney Jones Julie Norris Chelsea Welch 2007 Erika Bernal Whitney Dyer Michelle Faulkner Courtney Mims Julie Norris Chelsea Welch 2006 Lindsay Freeman Chaunteau Starry Lauren Wangler 2005 Dana Brandenburg

Becky Foster Christy Holford Sarah Looper Amy Sperle Chaunteau Starry Sherrie Tramp Lauren Wilken 2004 Amanda Nightingale Ashley Henderson Tara Shuttlesworth Becky Foster Lauren Wilken Christy Holford Amy Sperle 2003 Samantha Bass Courtney Quine Holley Martin Jennifer Taylor Tiffany Vandergrifft 2002 Laura Grubbs Courtney Quine Holley Martin Jennifer Taylor Tiffany Vendergrifft 2001 Jami Lovejoy Laniedra Moore Shelli Pennington 2000 Jami Lovejoy Laniedra Moore 1999 Amanda Cordray


Courtney Quine 2003 NTJCAC Player of the Year 2003 NJCAA All-American

Erika Bernal 2008 NTJCAC Player of the Year

Julie Norris 2008 NTJCAC Pitcher of the Year

Jamie Lovejoy 2001 NTJCAC Player of the Year


Academic Success

More than a third of all NCTC athletes were named to either the President’s List or Dean’s List for the 2012 Fall semester. Some of the scholar athletes are pictured here.

NCTC athletes succeeding in classroom North Central Texas College’s athletics teams are not only succeeding on the fields and courts, but also in the classroom. NCTC student-athletes just completed a successful Fall 2012 semester. The four athletic teams at NCTC, which includes 72 student-athletes and managers, had an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.24 for the Fall semester. The Lady Lion volleyball team had the highest mark with a 3.37 GPA. Baseball and tennis were second at 3.28 and softball had a 3.07. Several individual student-athletes were honored for their exceptional work in the classroom as well. Seven NCTC athletes were named to the President’s List with a GPA of 4.0. The group included Kendall


Seven Lady Lion softball players were named to either the President’s List or Dean’s List for the 2012 Fall semester. Student-athletes honored included (left to right), front row: Katie Heath, Jasmine Parker and Shannon Green; back row: Kendall Bagley, Rachel Kidwell, Celina Ortiz and Kat Strunk.

Bagley (softball), Bill Bay (baseball), Jordan Chandler (tennis), Landon Darwin (baseball), Charles Deckard (baseball), Dean Fleitman (baseball) and Rachel Kidwell (softball). Among the athletes who were named to the Dean’s List with a GPA of 3.5-3.9 were Cassidy Crawford (tennis), Lauren Cude (volleyball), Greg Davis (baseball), Danny Fernandez (baseball), Shannon Green (softball), Kelli Hadley (volleyball), Katie Heath (softball), Kaitlynn Henson (volleyball), Scott Hill (baseball), Harlee Johnson (volleyball), Nika Juricic (tennis), Matt Michalski (baseball), Celina Ortiz (softball), Jasmine Parker (softball), Alexander Pena (baseball), Danny Perez (baseball), Jaymee Ross (volleyball), Kat Strunk (softball), Clayton Vaughn (baseball) and Hailee Washburn (volleyball). “It certainly is a nice accomplishment when more than a third of our student-athletes made either the Dean’s or President’s honors list,” NCTC athletic director Van Hedrick said. “It’s not easy to spend hours in class, at practice and competing in games and tournaments both in and out of town and still find time to get homework done and study for exams. It speaks to the dedication of the students.” Each NCTC team has mandatory study hall hours. In addition, they are able to use the Student Success Center where they, like other students, can take advantage of free tutoring and other academic services.


It’s fun to be a Lady Lion


This is NCTC Established in 1924 under the leadership of Texas community college pioneer Randolph Lee Clark, North Central Texas College is the oldest continuously operating public two-year college in the state. From its roots as a small, rural “junior” college — an extension of the local public schools actually — NCTC has grown and matured into a comprehensive, full-service community college of truly regional scope, serving students from five major campuses located across its service area. This fall, NCTC set a new enrollment record of 10,175 students system-wide.


NCTC has campuses in Gainesville, Corinth, Flower Mound, Bowie and Graham


Moving On 2013 Jasmine Parker - Southeastern Okla. State Kat Strunk - University of North Texas 2012 Haley Colwell - Texas Woman’s University Mindy McElroy - Southeastern Okla. State Brittany Wilson - Southeastern Okla. State 2011 Kristin Moyers - Univ. of Science/Arts of Okla. Cheyenne Brown - Cameron University Dara Gray - Oklahoma Baptist Univ. 2010 Lindsey Lacy - Southeastern Okla. State Katie Cowan - Texas Wesleyan University Katie Welborn - Tarleton State University Jessica Newsome - Angelo State University 2009 Brittany Luna - Northwood University Whitney Harris - East Central Oklahoma 2008 Erin Hinojosa - Texas Woman’s University Chelsea Welch - Texas Woman’s University Jamie Grounds - Tarleton State University Julie Norris - Tarleton State University Erika Bernal - Southeastern Okla. State Amy Gabbert - Tarleton State University 2007 Kacie Visina - Arkansas Tech University

2006 Bethany Noble - East Central Oklahoma Caunteau Starry - Tarleton State University 2005 Christy Holford - University of Central Arkansas Amy Sperle - University of Central Arkansas Tara Shuttlesworth - Midwestern State University Jill Tompkins - East Central Oklahoma Jessica Loftis - East Central Oklahoma 2004 Amanda Nightingale - Eastern New Mexico University Taylor Christian - Northwestern Okla. State Amanda Judson - East Central Oklahoma 2003 Kacie Baker - St. Gregory’s University Marcy Brewer - East Central Oklahoma Holley Martin - East Texas Baptist University Courtney Quine - Oklahoma Christian University 2002 Laura Grubbs - University of Texas at Dallas 2001 Marla Davis - Tarleton State University Joanne De LaRosa - Texas Woman’s University Bryanna Hill - Indiana Tech University Jami Lovejoy - Tarleton State University Laniedra Moore - Tarleton State University Crystal Ybarra - Indiana Tech University 2000 Amanda Cordray - Univ. of Southern Arkansas


2012-13 Lady Lions Schedule DATE OPPONENT TIME Sept. 14-15 at Angelo State University (DH) TBA Sept. 28 at Southeastern Oklahoma State Univ. (DH) 1 p.m. Sept. 29 at Oklahoma Baptist University Tourney TBA Oct. 5/7 at University of Oklahoma Tourney TBA Oct. 6 at Southeastern Oklahoma State Univ. Tourney TBA Oct. 10 at Texas Woman’s University (DH) 5 p.m. Oct. 12 Vernon College (DH) 1 p.m. Oct. 17 Northwood University (DH) Noon Oct. 26 at University of North Texas (DH) 3 p.m. Feb. 2 Trinity Valley CC (DH) 1 p.m. Feb. 4 at Kilgore Junior College (DH) 1 p.m. Feb. 7 Western Texas College (DH) 1 p.m. Feb. 8-9 at Cowtown Tournament TBA Feb. 11 Northeast Texas CC (DH) 1 p.m. Feb. 13 Murray State College (DH) 1 p.m. Feb. 18 at Trinity Valley CC (DH) 1 p.m. Feb. 22-23 at Cowtown Tournament TBA Feb. 27 at Temple College (DH) * 1 p.m. Mar. 2 at McLennan CC (DH) * 1 p.m. Mar. 6 at Northeast Texas CC (DH) 1 p.m. Mar. 9 Ranger Junior College (DH) * 1 p.m. Mar. 14 Kilgore Junior College (DH) 1 p.m. Mar. 16 Vernon Junior College (DH) * 1 p.m. Mar. 18 Hill College (DH) * 1 p.m. Mar. 20 Weatherford College (DH) * 1 p.m. Mar. 23 at Cisco Junior College (DH) * 1 p.m. Mar. 27 at Grayson County College (DH) * 1 p.m. Mar. 29 Temple College (DH) * 1 p.m. Apr. 3 McLennan CC (DH) * 1 p.m. Apr. 6 at Murray State College (DH) 1 p.m. Apr. 10 at Ranger Junior College (DH) * 1 p.m. Apr. 13 at Hill College (DH) * 1 p.m. Apr. 17 at Vernon Junior College (DH) * 1 p.m. Apr. 20 at Weatherford College (DH) * 1 p.m. Apr. 24 Cisco Junior College (DH) * 1 p.m. Apr. 27 Grayson County College (DH) * 1 p.m. May 3-5 Region V Tournament at Denton TBA * Denotes Conference Game


NCTC Softball 67 % winning percentage all-time 14-straight postseason appearances 2 Conference Championships 1 Regional Championship 1 National Tourney Qualifier


2013 Softball Recruiting and Media Guide