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Waxahachie, Texas – June 1, 2017- Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) softball player Bailey Balloun has earned her way to being a 2017 Daktronics-NAIA Softball Scholar Athletes.  She is the only SAGU Lady Lion to receive the honor.  Balloun is a junior outfielder from Arlington, Texas.

“Bailey is a very hard worker in the classroom and it filters onto the field as well,” explains SAGU Softball Head Coach Sarah Harman, “She is a psychology major which is one of the toughest areas of studies, which is even more difficult with her added commitment to softball.   I am proud and amazed at how she balances both and maintains such a high GPA.”

In order to be named as a Scholar Athlete, the student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved junior academic status. 

395 softball student-athletes across the nation have been named 2017 Daktronics-NAIA Women’s Softball Scholar-Athletes. Siena Heights (Michigan) and Reinhardt (Georgia) lead the way with nine individuals. 

About SAGU:

Southwestern Assemblies of God University 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 www.sagu.edu or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.
Contact: Natalie Tristan, SAGU SID, ntristan@sagu.edu

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