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**UPDATE** Friday, April 22, 2016 games against Southwestern Christian University has been postponed until Tuesday, May 3, 2016.  This will also be the new date for Senior’s Day.  Game time is at 2pm.

Waxahachie, Texas- April 19, 2016- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) softball team will honor four seniors at their April 22, 2016 game against Southwestern Christian University.  Amber Gignac, Ashley Abair,  Kelsey Coburn and Kaitlin King will all be honored at the contest.

“I’m proud to say that they are my first senior class to graduate and it’s been a pleasure coaching each of them,” says first year head coach Sarah Harman, “They each have unique personalities and are strong, independent and Godly women in whom I am confident of their future leadership roles in their careers and with their relationship with Christ.”

Amber Gignac has played the last three seasons at SAGU.  Her favorite memory from the season was when she hit her first triple.  “Five years ago when I started playing softball all I could do was bunt,” says Gignac, “so to experience the adrenaline rush of a hart hit to right field was unlike any other. I am so thankful for a team that encourages each other when we achieve our goals and who share genuine excitement over the big and small moments.”

After graduating, Gignac will be playing softball with a mission trip to Latin America over the summer and will attend grad school this fall.

Ashley Abair has played the last three years with SAGU.  The highlight of her season was when she hit her first home run on March 24, 2016.  “When I rounded third and hit home plate, it was the best feeling in the world to have my girls around me,” Abair says.

After graduation, Ashley plans to get a teaching job in either the elementary or high school level.

Kelsey Coburn has spent the last four years with the Lady Lions.  Coburn is the first four-year softball player to graduate from SAGU.  According to Coburn her favorite softball memory was of missions trips to New Mexico, “I didn’t know most of the girls before that trip but seeing each girl serve God and getting to spend a fun and hard week together was an amazing way to get to know each other and grow our bond as a team.  It really put God in the center and some of the best memories were made!”

Coburn will be getting married on June 5, 2016 and is putting her trust in God with the rest of the details.

Kaitlin King was new to the Lady Lions this year.  After graduation she plans on teaching physical education and coach at the middle school level.

Her favorite softball memory would have to be the lip synch battle in New Mexico when they would choreograph dance moves and died laughing watching the other girls’ routines.

On Friday, April 22, 2016, SAGU will host Southwestern Christian University.  Game one of the doubleheader begins at 2pm.  The seniors will be honored between games.

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 or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.

Contact: Natalie Tristan, SAGU SID, [email protected]

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