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Strecker shines on softball field – and in the research lab

Strecker

Softball and microbiology, the two great loves of Bailey Strecker's life, collided in an unfortunate way for student-athletes around the nation during the past few weeks, as the pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus resulted in seasons suddenly being cancelled.

Strecker's chosen course of study – and, she hopes, her professional life after college – will involve research into finding ways to defeat bacteria and viruses that can wreak havoc on human life. It's quite possible the Oklahoma Christian senior utility player will be even more motivated because one of those viruses ended her playing career about three months sooner than she had hoped.

"I knew that (softball) was going to end for me; I just wish [more...]