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Former Lady Roo softball player Rachel Welch McCune is set to be inducted into the Weatherford High School Athletic HOF Sept. 21.

 Rachel Welch McCune will be inducted into the Weatherford High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Sept. 21 at WHS’ Jerry Durant Auditorium.

The event kicks off with refreshments being served at 9 a.m., before the start of the ceremony at 9:45 a.m.

McCune attended WISD from kindergarten through 12th grade.

While in high school, McCune played as a starter for the Class 5A Lady Roos for four years (1992-96), playing first base and catcher.

Weatherford finished as a regional qualifier during the 1992-93 season.

McCune was one of five freshman to make varsity, batting .345 the same year.

The former Lady Roo steadily increased her batting percentage each subsequent season, batting .385 her sophomore year and .485 her junior year (receiving first-team all-district first baseman honors along the way).

McCune was on the Star-Telegram’s All-Area Team that year in addition to winning the Lady Roos’ Big Stick Award thanks to 20 runs batted in, three home runs and a grand slam.

Despite being slowed by injury her senior year, McCune still managed a .488 batting average in addition to earning an honorable mention in all-district awards. 

McCune also led her team in doubles and triples, while repeating as the team’s Big Stick Award recipient.

In addition, McCune also earned academic all-state recognition her senior year, finishing in the top five percent with a GPA of 4.0.

Despite several offers to continue her career in college, McCune did not participate due to family circumstances.

However, McCune did go on to earn three degrees, including a masters from Southern Methodist University.

The former Lady Roo currently works as an engineering supervisor at Lockheed Martin.

McCune and her husband Billy have three children.

Their oldest, Brady, was a three-year player for the Kangaroos’ baseball team and is now a freshman pitcher for Richland College.

Hannah Grace McCune is an eighth grader at Tison Middle School, while the McCunes’ youngest, Logan, is a fifth grader at Ikard Elementary.

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