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Senior Signs with UNK Softball

May 9, 2018

This spring Bri Healy signed her letter of intent with the University of Nebraska-Kearney softball team.  The senior shortstop is coming off a season where she batted .449 and had was on base 50% she had an at bat. She also drove in 21 runs to go along with 3 homeruns and 5 stolen bases. 

 

Healy played all four seasons at Central on the varsity team. She played in a total of 81 for the eagles. Of her time at Central Healy said she will, “remember a lot of the coaching staff, and how much they were dedicated to helping me in with my schoolwork and athletically, and I will remember my teammates.” 

 

A few hours to the west, Healy joins a UNK club that is coming off of a 16-29 2018 campaign. A club that has also not had a winning season since 2012. With the Lopers she hopes “to bring leadership and dedication and the heart for the game.” UNK has also not made the NCAA Tournament since 2000, when they bowed out in the South Central Regional. The Lopers have also won two national titles in their history.  

 

At the collegiate level, Healy is “looking forward to all the challenges that will be thrown at (her).” Some of the challenges could certainly be adapting to the college game. At the Division II level, the game is still played at a high level.  

 

Healy hopes “to accomplish just being a team player and doing what the coaches need me to do”, while in Kearney.  

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