Bethel softball is pleased to announce that Hannah Darling from Hebron, Kentucky, has signed a letter of intent to continue her academic and athletic career at Bethel College beginning in the fall of 2017.
Darling, daughter of Jeff and Patty Darling, will graduate from Conner High School this spring having competed for the Cougars on the softball diamond as well as the girls’ soccer program and the girls’ swim team. On the diamond, Darling has spent time all across the infield, making stops in every location with the exception of shortstop and the pitching mound. As a member of the travel team Ohio Thunder 99, Darling turned in a batting average of .374 and an on-base percentage of .555. As they traveled around the Midwest competing in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri and Tennessee, the Ohio Thunder 99 accumulated a record of 135-30 over the course of the past three seasons.
Heading into her last season at Conner High School, Darling has already helped the Cougars land back-to-back-to-back district championships and also a pair of regional titles from 2013 and 2014.
Off the field, Darling serves as her senior class vice president and is a member of the senior board. She is also a member of the National Honor Society, Hispanic Honor Society, Leadership League and Future Business Leaders of America. Darling is also active at her church where she plays in the praise band, volunteers in the nursery and participates in a variety of high school and middle school ministries.
“I was looking for a small, private school where I could continue to grow spiritually, have opportunity for missions, actively participate in student life, play softball, and receive a quality education,” said Darling. “Bethel College is the perfect fit.”