DICKINSON, ND- Dickinson State University Softball player Regan Lawrence was recently named the Loraine C. Schumacher Female Senior Athlete for 2015 by the Dickinson State University Athletic Department.
The Loraine C. Schumacher Award is presented annually to the outstanding female athlete of the year at Dickinson State University. As a long time professor of Physical Education at Dickinson State University with specialties in dance and swimming, Loraine Schumacher was always a strong advocate of women in sport. Loraine received many honors as a leader in promoting Physical Education in North Dakota and the surrounding region.
Loraine passed away on March 15, 1986. It is in her honor that we present the 2014-15 Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year Award to a Dickinson State University senior who depicts the class, honor and loyalty of Loraine Schumacher.
"The last four years have flown by. It feels like last week that I arrived at my first Blue Hawk softball practice, and in the blink of an eye my senior season is coming to a close. I am so humbled to be given the honor of the Loraine C. Schumacher award, especially being up against many other deserving senior athletes. Thank you to Coach Fleury for always believing in me when I didn’t believe in myself, and all my teammates throughout my four years for making my time as a student athlete unforgettable," said Lawrence.
Regan is from Stonewall, MB and is a Biology major at Dickinson State University with a 3.25 GPA. She has been named All-Conference four times, two time Conference Pitcher of the Year, and is a three time National Softball Tournament Qualifier.
As a pitcher, Lawrence has an overall record of 64-22 with a 2.51 career ERA (Earned Run Average). She has racked up 461 strikeouts, has a .312 career batting average, and a career fielding percentage of .970.
“Regan is not only an outstanding athlete but an even better person. Her work ethic is amongst the best and her hard work and dedication to her sport and academics is going to take her far in life. Regan is a class act on and off the field and represents not only Blue Hawk Softball but Dickinson State University and the community of Dickinson to the fullest. She has set the bar high for the future of DSU softball," said Head Softball Coach Kristen Fleury.