Lefty with Power Numbers Joins IWU Softball Created 1/17/2014 3:02:46 PM
MARION, <st1:state w:st="on">Ind. -- <st1:placename w:st="on">Indiana Wesleyan University softball head coach Steve Babinski has announced the signing of lefty power hitting Alexandrea Springer for the 2014-15 season. Springer is a senior utility infielder from <st1:city w:st="on">Fort Wayne, Indiana attending Concordia Lutheran High School.
Springer explained “I choose Indiana Wesleyan because from the first day I stepped on the campus I knew this is where I wanted to call home for the next four years. This campus has a great Christian environment giving me the opportunity to be comfortable in who I am, strengthen my faith, and be the best student-athlete I can be.”
Springer hit .360 last season while slugging .775. She laced 10 doubles, smashed 9 homeruns, drove in 41 runs, and scored 31 times.
“Alex is a powerful lefty hitter,” explained Babinski. “We have seen her work with her swing in the last few years and she has seen tremendous benefits from her hard work. She has a ton of potential and hasn’t seen the best years of her career yet. We are excited to capitalize on her hard work and help her transition her game to a whole new level.”
Springer is an honors student who gives back to her community. She volunteers at Turnstone and the Special Olympics. Both of these organizations teach children with disabilities how to do day-to-day activities that we take for granted. Alex assists with their bowling, swimming, and riding bikes. She is also involved as a small group leader with Koinonia, a Christian group who meets weekly to build fellowship.
“I am most excited about having the opportunity to develop new relationships on and off the softball field and starting my journey toward becoming an Occupational Therapist, and playing softball at the next level,” Springer stated.
Springer has been awarded Honorable Mention and Second Team All-Conference awards along with being a 2013 All-Star for the Indiana Elite North vs. South Class 3A Junior All-Star 2013 Softball Challenge. She was named MVP of the All-Star game. Her nine homeruns last year set her apart as the all-time home run leader at Concordia Lutheran as well as breaking the single season record.
Spring will bring her talents into the classroom as either a Psychology or a Health and Exercise Science Major. Alexandrea’s mother is Kristie, father is Aaron, step-mother is Heather, and has a step-brother Sam.
“Welcome Alex to our Wildcat Nation!” said Babinski. “We are so glad you are coming into our family and we are thrilled to see how God will challenge you, lead you, and grow you in your faith in these next four years. Welcome aboard!”