From her stellar performances as a Comanche Indians softball and basketball player to now being a standout two-sport athlete at Oklahoma Christian, Brooklin Bain has maintained a level of success that brought forth honors during her freshman year as an Eagle.
In 2019-2020 school year, Bain concluded her high school career with three qualified trips to the 3A basketball state tournament and a visit to the regional tournament in her senior softball season. Her success attracted numerous schools, but Bain selected Oklahoma Christian as where her athletic career would continue.
Upon arrival, Bain was greeted with the difficulties of playing two sports in college. Unlike the athletic calendar that high schools abide by, Bain’s basketball and softball practices and games would overlap.
On top of this, Bain’s skill was immediately put to use on both the court and field. It was in these challenges that Bain enhanced her potential and recognized the impact of her attitude.
“In my opinion I think I became a better person all around, on and off the court,” Bain said. “Not only did I grow as a player and better myself and game, my leadership abilities grew too. Dealing with COVID and injuries I kinda had to step up as an on the court leader as an underclassman which I never thought would happen as a freshman. Having that opportunity really just made me a better player and will continue to allow me (to) grow in the coming years.”
In her freshman debut in basketball and softball, Bain’s talent was unmatched. Her skills landed her numerous honors, such as being named the Lone Star Conference Freshman of the Year and placed on the All-Lone Star Conference first-team selection in basketball, and named to the Lone Star Conference All-Freshman team and titled as the Lone Star Conference hitter of the week on May 11 in softball, to name a few.
Proven by her accolades, Bain’s skills have been undeniably beneficial to the team she represents. On the court, OC’s basketball head coach Stephanie Findley has most valued Bain’s adaptability and determination.
“Brooklin was amazing as a freshman,” Findley said. “She won Freshman of the year in the Lone Star Conference and was selected to the First team. That is an unbelievable feat. Her strongest qualities and skills are her strength and endurance, mental and physical toughness, and her versatility. She can literally play any position.”
More impactful than her skills, Bain’s character has been what sets her apart from many athletes. Her attitude and ability complement each other well, according to OC softball head coach Shalee Rodriguez.
“Brooklin is the type of kid every coach wants on their team. She is fun, full of energy, and a very positive role model,” Rodriguez said. “She is a wonderful teammate on and off the field. On the field, she is a strong, left handed hitter that is a tough out every time she steps in the box. She is a "go-getter" and keeps the atmosphere a fun one to be in.”
Evidently, Bain flourished in her first year as an Eagle, but knowing her, Findley anticipates more for the former Comanche Indian.
“The sky’s the limit for B,” Findley said.