Archive for Thursday, May 31, 2007

LHS grad Bowen closes out career at MSSU

May 31, 2007

Racheal Bowen, a 2003 Lansing High graduate, recently closed out her college softball career at Missouri Southern State University.

A four-year starter at first base, Bowen capped her career by being named to the All-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association squad as an honorable mention selection. It's the second time in her career she has received such an honor.

Racheal Bowen, a 2003 Lansing High graduate, makes a play at first base during a game this season. Bowen recently completed her softball career at Missouri Southern State University. She was a two-time honorable mention All-MIAA selection at first base and a three-time Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll selection.

Racheal Bowen, a 2003 Lansing High graduate, makes a play at first base during a game this season. Bowen recently completed her softball career at Missouri Southern State University. She was a two-time honorable mention All-MIAA selection at first base and a three-time Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll selection.

Bowen started all 187 games of her career and had a career .239 batting average with 30 doubles and three home runs. She was fifth on the team this season with a .233 average and second on the team with 35 hits.

Bowen was second on the team in hits, doubles, total bases and batting average as a freshman. She also led the team with 18 RBI, had 10 multi-hit games and five three-hit that year while earning her first honorable mention All-MIAA recognition.

She also made 10 pitching appearances as a freshman and compiled an 0-2 record.

As a sophomore, she was the team leader in sacrifice hits.

During her junior season, Bowen was second on the team in RBI and batting average. She also had a team-high nine doubles.

Bowen, a health promotion and wellness major, also was named to the MIAA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll for the third straight year.

Bowen will attend Rockhurst University in the fall and pursue a master's degree in physical therapy. She is the daughter of Ben and Brenda Bowen.

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