Ellsworth Community College is proud to announce the commitment of Brianna Schaefer of Denver, IA, to continue her education and her softball career at Simpson College in Indianola.
This year's captain of the ECC softball team, Schaefer amassed a .248 batting average, 33 hits, 20 runs, 8 doubles, 1 triple, 6 home runs (tied for 2nd on the team), and 27 RBIs during her Panther career. She was named ECC's 2015-2016 Female Athlete of the Year and is a two-time Academic All-Region honoree; she was also named Honorable Mention All-Region this year.
Schaefer says, "I've enjoyed my two years here making memories and playing softball with these girls. I'm excited for this new chapter in my life!"
"I am very excited for Bri to continue her career at Simpson," says ECC Head Softball Coach Nate Forsyth. "She was a tremendous leader for us this past year, as she was named a team captain. She is a very hard worker and an excellent student. I wish her the best as she continues her softball career."
Photo Caption: From left to right: mother Carmen Schaefer, Brianna Schaefer, father Dan Schaefer, and ECC Head Softball Coach and Athletic Director Nate Forsyth.