The Mount Vernon Nazarene College women's fastpitch softball team has added two more recruits for the 2000 roster.
Infielders Jenni Davis and Amy Dixon have both decided to continue their softball careers and further their education by attending MVNC beginning in the fall.
Davis, a native of Cardington, Ohio, was a two-time Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference First Team selection while playing for Cardington-Lincoln High School. The third basman/shortstop batted .330 as a senior with 12 runs batted in, 25 runs scored, and 15 stolen bases.
Davis, who will also be a member of the Lady Cougar basketball team, was a two-year member of National Honor Society. She was also involved in Teen Institute and Student Council during all four of her years at Cardington-Lincoln.
"I chose to attend MVNC because it has an excellent teacher education program," explained Davis on why she picked MVNC. "The campus is nice, and Mount Vernon is a good community. I am also looking forward to playing basketball and softball."
Dixon, a native of Chillicothe, Ohio, was a two-time Scioto Valley Conference First Team selection and a three-time Most Valuable Player at Huntington High School. Dixon, a shortstop, also became the first softball player in school history to make the District 14 First Team, to play in the District All-Star game, and to be named a First Team All-Ohioan as she batted .471 with 26 RBI, 34 runs scored, and had 24 stolen bases as a senior.
Besides her achievements on the softball diamond, Dixon also excelled in the classroom and was involved in many clubs and organizations. She was the valedictorian of her senior class with a 4.00 grade point average and was named to Who's Who Among American High School Students. Some of her many activities included band, volleyball, Future Teachers of America, National Honor Society, and Fellowship of Christian Students.
"I chose MVNC for its belief and basis on God," Dixon said. "I also chose MVNC because of its high qualities and standards and the opportunity to major in Biology/Pre-Physical Therapy. I really like the school's involvement in the community and the unity that there is at MVNC. The campus is incredible, and the people are so wonderful."
Davis and Dixon will join All-Ohio catcher Pam Poff from Tallmadge, Ohio, who has also signed a letter of intent to play for the Lady Cougars next season.
MVNC posted a 16-24 record in 1999 despite losing three starters for the majority of the season due to injuries. The Lady Cougars also just missed out on qualifying for the American Mideast Conference Tournament. Ten of the team's losses were by one run and two of them came in extra innings.