JOSHUA — Now that she’s finished with high school, Joshua’s Sabrina Davison is looking forward to bigger and better things.

The former senior catcher, who plans to become a registered nurse, recently signed to play softball at Texas Wesleyan University next season.

Davison said she chose Texas Wesleyan for several reasons. Along with a strong nursing program, Davison said she likes the school because it is a small campus with a friendly atmosphere.

Surprised when head coach Shannon Gower called her and showed interest in having her on the team next season, Davison said she gladly accepted the coach’s offer.

“I wasn’t even planning to play in college, but the coach said she was interested and I talked to her and she offered me a scholarship,” Davison said.

Davison has been a key player in Joshua’s lineup all four years she’s been in high school. Proving to be very versatile, Davison played first and third base as well as catcher for the Lady Owls.

In her final season as a Lady Owl, Davison was solid both defensively and with the bat in her hands, helping Joshua qualify for the playoffs as the District 8-4A runner-ups.

The senior catcher helped the Lady Owls advance into the area round of the playoffs before falling to Denton Ryan.

“She was very important to us, not only behind the plate, but she was our cleanup hitter,” said Joshua head softball coach Traci Brooks. “It’s a big loss. We’re going to have a hard time replacing her next year.”

A strong senior season earned Davison an honorable mention selection on the District 8-4A all-district team.

Davison has been named to the all-district team all four years in high school, highlighted by a first-team selection as a junior.

Along with being a member of the National Honor Society, Davison also played volleyball and basketball for the Lady Owls while in high school.

She dropped basketball after her freshman season, however, to concentrate on softball.

There’s a chance Davison could see some playing time next season with the Lady Rams.

Davison said she could switch to first base next year, a move that wouldn’t be too uncomfortable for her.

“I don’t care where I play,” Davison said. “I’ve played first base my whole life.”

Texas Wesleyan has been a member of the Red River Conference in the NAIA since 2002, according to the school’s Web site, and has around 2,900 students enrolled.

Randy McKillip can be reached at 817-645-2441, ext. 2335, or

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