Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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20190430 SarahOdaleA student athlete officially signed on to continue playing softball at Hendrix College Tuesday.

Sarah Odale officially signed her Letter of Intent to play softball at the private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas.

“It’s pretty exciting and nerve wracking and sad, I’ll be departing my family but there's happiness because playing softball is what I’ve been wanting to do,” Odale said. “I knew in my heart I should be coming here once I got my acceptance letter.”

Odale is a four-year letterman, three-year starter and current team captain for the Diamondbacks Softball team with a combined batting average of .437, her coach Orlando Garcia said.

At Hendrix, Odale said she plans to graduate with an associate’s degree in math before going to Columbia University to major in mechanical engineering.

“She’s a great student athlete, her academics is great, she leads this team and is very independent,” Garcia said, noting that Odale is ranked 23rd in her class. “Hendrix is getting an all-around hard worker, a model student athlete. Anyone would want that.”