Working hard on achieving her goal of playing collegiate softball at the NCAA Division I level, Marlow native Georgia “Gigi” Wall will be joining Texas Tech University this next spring for her senior year.
Wall played the last several years at Oklahoma City University and took home two NAIA National Championships for the Stars.
Texas Tech Lady Raiders head coach Adrian Gregory, who just completed her fifth season in Lubbock, knows that Wall will come in right away and help the pitching staff be successful.
“We are extremely excited about the addition of Gigi to our pitching staff. She is a versatile pitcher that wants the ball and has won at ever single place she has gone,” Gregory said. “Gigi will complement our current staff and help us have another strong arm in our rotation!”
During her three years at OCU, Wall won All-American honors all three years competing for the Stars and had a redshirt for her 2019 season.
In her career at OCU, Wall went 79-5, had a career ERA of 0.77 and had 33 shutouts and struck out 481 batters.
A graduate of Marlow High School in 2015, her Head Coach from the Lady Outlaws Brian Miller is proud of the way she achieved her goal and praised her for being such a hard worker.
“I think it’s great that she made it to that level. It’s a testament to her hard work and how much she’s put into the game of softball over the years starting when she was young,” Miller said. “It’s something I know she always wanted and I’m glad to see she finally achieved that goal of pitching at the Division I level.”
During her time at OCU, Wall made the decision to visit schools and after talking with her parents decided to head to Lubbock for her final season of eligibility.
“I’m super excited to announce that I will be a Red Raider! I wasn’t sure that I was supposed to keep playing softball,” Wall said. “But after months of visiting schools and praying on this decision … I think I’m right where I’m supposed to be.”
Wall and the Red Raiders softball team will begin the season in 2020 and will look to improve on their 42-16 season and finish in NCAA Regional play in 2019.