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Incoming student throws opening pitch for Texas Rangers June 4Waxahachie, Texas — June 10, 2014 — Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) incoming freshman and Alvarado High School (AHS) 2014 Valedictorian Abby Davis was selected to throw the opening pitch at the Texas Rangers game against the Baltimore Orioles in front of 27,934 fans on June 4, 2014.

Every year the Texas Rangers host an "Alvarado Night" celebrating AHS graduates and choose a graduating senior to throw the opening pitch. After addressing her graduating class the day before, she stepped up to the plate.

Abby's parents Eddie and Sherri Davis watched her pitch from the field at Globe Life Park. Eddie said, "Honestly, I think she was more nervous about the pitch than the speech. Her Mom and I are so proud and breathed a sigh of relief when the pitch went over the plate and in the glove."

Abby is the recipient of The Heritage Assembly Essay Scholarship, Alvarado Lions Club Scholarship, and The Polly Guthrie Memorial Scholarship from Johnson County Republican Women (JCRW). The JCRW scholarship committee said, "Abby is wise beyond her years, both in the manner in which she makes decisions and in her understanding of the world around her."

During high school, Abby served as National Honor Society President, Junior and Senior Class President and was a part of the AHS powerlifting team where she won numerous medals. She was also involved with the AHS Golden Warrior Band and was a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). She plans to study theology and ancient studies at SAGU.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927 and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.
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