Nancy Wilcox Signs with OCU Softball

Nancy Wilcox Signs with OCU Softball

Monday, May 16, 2011 was a historic day for Sidney Christian Academy. Greeted by the cheers of her entire class, Nancy Wilcox became the first graduate from Sidney Christian Academy to sign to participate in collegiate athletics when she signed to play softball for the Ohio Christian University Trailblazers.

Nancy has played for softball for Sidney Christian Academy since her sixth grade year. She has played infield, outfield, and catcher. During the 2010 campaign Nancy had a .210 batting average with 8 hits, 15 runs scored and 3 RBI's in 12 games. Defensively Nancy had 5 runners caught stealing for an average of 2.4 per game.

"I had the opportunity to watch Nancy play in the Ohio Christian Schools Athletic Association state softball tournament last weekend," said OCU head coach Emory Clark. "She has good reflexes behind the plate and has a strong, quick delivery when she throws. Nancy experience also makes her versatile enough to play other positions. In our conversations she has expressed a willingness to play wherever we feel she is needed in order to help our team the most. Offensively, Nancy has a really quick bat when she needs to hit, but she is also able to put the bunt down consistently and has the speed to beat it out and get on base. I believe Nancy will bring a little more consistency and opportunity to our line up next year. She will give us another offensive threat on the bases."

Academically Nancy will graduate as the Valedictorian of her class at Sidney Christian Academy. She will graduate with a 4.25 GPA. "From all accounts, Nancy is a great student," said Coach Clark. "She is also a leader in the classroom, on the field, and in her faith. Her staff, faculty, and fellow students could not say enough to express how great a person she is. We are very pleased to bring someone like Nancy to Ohio Christian University and to the OCU softball program."

Ohio Christian University softball competes in the National Christian College Athletic Association Mid East Region and in the Ohio Collegiate Athletic Conference. For more information about OCU softball contact head coach Emory Clark at or 740-477-7769.

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