Missouri State's Bethany Sullinger named the MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week
Honors -MVC Honor Roll (2013)
At Missouri State
Sullinger will move to the right side of the diamond and provide solid defense at first base and competitive at-bats.
Sullinger got playing time in 29 games with four starting assignments ... made the most of her first career start as she put down a successful squeeze bunt and drilled a two-run home run, her first career hit, against Toledo (Feb. 23) ... had a two-run pinch-hit double at home against UMKC (March 19) ... had a RBI and a run scored in home victory over Evansville (April 20) ... was successful in four of five opportunities with a runner at third and less than two outs.
Sullinger was the starting shortstop all four years for head coach Stuart Sullinger at Park Hill High ... was a first-team all-state, all-region, all-conference and all-district honoree as a senior and set the school record for batting average, slugging percentage, RBI and triples ... earned the school's silver slugger award for the second-straight season and was named MVP of the team ... as a junior, Sullinger set the school record for home runs in leading her team to a second-place finish in districts ... was an all-region, all-conference and all-district first team selection in her junior year ... in 2009, she was named to the first-team all-conference and all-district squads while guiding her squad to a second-place finish in districts ... as a freshman, she was named all-district first team and all-conference second team while earning the school's golden glove award for the first time ... also played basketball at Park Hill.
Bethany Ann Sullinger is the daughter of Paula and Stuart Sullinger ... born January 9, 1994, in Kansas City, Mo. ... has one brother, Jacob, who played baseball at SBU ... is majoring in middle school education at MSU.