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Whitney Ballinger is leading the Campbellsville University Lady Tigers in scoring and rebounding even though hamstrung by foul trouble while CU has rung up three impressive wins.
A former star player at Carroll County High School, Ballinger transferred to Campbellsville after spending a year at Western Kentucky University.
“Whitney has been a terrific addition to our program,” said Campbellsville Coach Ginger Colvin. “She is an excellent student, player and person.”
Ballinger’s athletic ability has already earned her NAIA Second Team All-American honors.
“I look for her to be one of the top five players in the nation over the next two seasons,” said Colvin. “She excels in every positive statistical category.”
Ballinger, a junior, scored 23 points and had eight rebounds in CU’s 99-87 win at Morris (S.C) College; 20 points and 15 rebounds when the Lady Tigers nipped Robert (Ill.) Morris College 77-75; and a double-double of 10 points, 10 rebounds when Campbellsville dispatched St. (Ill.) Francis 82-73.
“Her stats are good, but it’s the things that don’t show up on the stat sheet that she also excels in,” offered Colvin. “She is a very intelligent player.”
Campbellsville is the pre-season pick to win the Mid-South Conference and is ranked 11th nationally.
You can follow her progress at www.campbellsvilletigers.com.