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Faith West Senior Signs National Letter-of-Intent with Lady Tigers

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Kayla Golden, softball short stop from Faith West Academy in Katy, TX, has signed a National Letter-of-Intent to play for Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia women’s softball team.

Golden has played organized softball since she was five years old and started playing tournament ball at age ten. She is a mid-infielder, but has pitched and caught when the Eagles needed a utility player. Golden finished the regular season with a team-high batting average of .620. She recorded a team-high 26 hits, including eleven doubles and five triples on the year. She notched 23 runs scored and 27 RBIs. Golden has taken many honors in sports to include; All-District (2011-2013), ACADEMIC ALL-STATE, 2nd team ALL-STATE for 3-A TAPPS competition, and team captain in 2013. In the summer months she played for Katy Cruisers Gold, a select team in Katy, coached by Devon Melby and managed by Dale Melby.

Ouachita Baptist University (OBU) is a private, liberal arts, undergraduate institution located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, with more than 1,500 students. Under the leadership of Coach Mike and Beth McGhee, the Lady Tigers ended their regular season with an18-32record.

Golden is a mentor for the Peer Assistant and Leadership organization, a member of Mu Alpha Theta, and has been class president for all four years of high school. She plans to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree at Ouachita, and then return to Houston to continue her education to become a pediatric nurse.

She is the daughter of Paul and Tracie Golden of Hempstead.

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