O’Leary to bowl and play softball at HU

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2012-07-09
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HUNTINGTON, Ind. - Emily O’Leary, a standout multiple-sport athlete from Hebron High School, has signed a letter of intent to continue both her bowling and softball careers at Huntington University this fall.

During her senior campaign, the right-handed bowler finished tenth in the state with a 196 average. She led the tenth-ranked Hawks to a semi-state appearance in Fort Wayne in February. In addition to qualifying for regionals as an individual, she also helped guide her squad to a top ten finish in team games and series.

O’Leary capped off her junior season with a trip to regionals where she finished third individually and her team finished second. The Hebron native also claimed a sectional team title in 2010 and captured three conference titles over the course of her high school career.

“Emily throws with a lot of power and has improved so much this season,” said HU bowling coach Jim Bischoff. “She is a great individual, team player and leader, and has a lot of tournament experience which will transition well to the collegiate level.”

O’Leary has also displayed her athletic prowess on the softball field. Her name litters the Hebron record books as she holds eight Hawk career records including games played (106), hits (158), RBI (105), home runs (8), total bases (242), batting average (.436), slugging percentage (.669) and put outs (793). She closed out her prep career with a .484 batting average and a .779 slugging percentage as a senior for the 20-6 Hawks.

Emily is the daughter of Michael and Linda O’Leary of Hebron, Indiana. 

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 46 NAIA All-America honors and 202 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. 
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