LMC's Beck Leads Conference in Batting Average

BANNER ELK, NC (August 12, 2005)- Once the final softball statistics were compiled for both regular season and conference tournament play, it was Lees-McRae College's Dakota Beck that led the pack. Beck, a native of Hillsborough, NC, finished her freshman campaign with a Carolina Virginias Conference High .395 batting average

Beck, who was a contender for the Freshman of the Year Award in the Conference, went on an offensive tear towards the end of the season. She had a perfect offensive performance against St. Andrews Presbyterian College batting 1.000 in two games to help her team secure a much improved #6 spot in regular season conference play. Beck continued to be an offensive threat throughout the conference tournament both by starting rallies and driving runs for the Bobcats. Beck was coached at Orange High School by Denise Wilson and was also a member of the Dominators Travel Team led by Yvette Hendrian. A Major in Lees-McRae College's rare Wildlife Rehabilitation Program, Beck is an honor student and respect member of the college community. Dakota excels at everything she puts her mind to" said head Coach Julie Kennedy. "She is intrinsically driven and has a great support network in her parents, former coaches and friends. We are fortunate to have her here at Lees-McRae College. Lees-McRae College is a 4 year, private, liberal arts institution located in the mountain village of Banner Elk, NC. You can view Dakota's progress in the years to come by visiting www.lmc.edu and looking for the athletic page and softball team link