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November 19, 2013

Cowan's commit to MHB a leap of faith

By GREG WEBB

Weatherford senior student-athlete Abbey Cowan wanted to take her softball skills to the next level, and to begin her studies in the medical profession after finishing high school. The other stipulation of fulfilling her dream of playing and studying at the next level is to continue to nurture her faith in God. Cowan accomplished all of her requirements last week, when she celebrated the inking of her commitment to attend and play softball at Mary Hardin-Baylor University.

When she visited MHB in January, she was confident enough to give a verbal commitment to the school.

“I loved the coaches and the other players when I took a visit to MHBU,” Cowan said. “I gave them a verbal commitment right then. It was nice to have that out of the way.”

The first baseman is happy about the quality softball program she will be joining.

“They have a very winning and competitive tradition at Mary Hardin-Baylor,” she said. “It’s very exciting knowing I will be part of that.”

Abbey will have little trouble coming up with a degree plan when she hits the classrooms at MHB. She will be studying in the medical field to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) at a university touted for its strong nursing programs. 

Located in Belton, Cowan is glad she will still be relatively close to home.

With future plans inked, Cowan will be spending the spring of her senior year at WHS helping the Lady Roos return to the playoffs.

Editor’s note: Sally Sexton helped gather the content for this article.

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