Floresville -November 10, 2011 – Tory Bayer, a senior at Floresville HS, committed to play her college softball at Lubbock Christian University when she signed an Institutional Letter of Intent earlier today.
For three years, Tori has starred for Coach Billy Marshall and his Jaguars in District – 30 (4A). During her tenure with her high school team to date, Tori has won 52 games, an ERA of 1.07 and pitched three no-hitters. This young lady can also hit, as she currently sports a .361 batting average.
Tori was sought after by several colleges throughout the nation because she is not just an athlete but also an academician. Her GPA of 3.95 and her standing in the top 10% of her class made her very appealing to many schools. However, after visiting with Coach Daren Hays and his staff at LCU and touring the Lubbock campus, Tori decided that is where she wants to continue her education and fulfill a dream of playing college softball.
Lubbock Christian University was established in 1957 by members of the Churches of Christ. Currently LCU has about 3,000 students and has a commitment of “educating leaders whose life will have a lasting impact on family, church, community and career”, according to L. Ken Jones, Chancellor and CEO.
From a sports standpoint, LCU is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
Tori Bayer was selected as an AQUAS student athlete on October 12, 2010. Lorena-Rios Contreras, VP and the Chair of the Selection Committee for AQUAS, said that, “After interviewing Tori, it was quite obvious that this young lady had met or exceeded all of the stringent criteria that we in AQUAS use to evaluate our recipients. We are so fortunate to find the student athletes of this caliber that demonstrate the dedication to their family, academics, community and their sport.” Col Hugh Mulligan, CEO of AQUAS who attended the signing ceremony in Floresville today commented, “Tori Bayer was so easy to work with because she was so organized and ready to deal with the coach’s inquiries from all over the U.S. In addition, she had it all — grades, athletic ability, community commitment and great love and respect for her family and team”. Tori will become the ninth AQUAS student athlete to enter college.