Several athletes have come through Texas Wesleyan University and been key players; one of those is Bailey Terry.
Terry, a senior accounting major and third baseman, has been a big contributor to the team and has had several accomplishments during her past four years as a Ram.
In her freshman year, Terry made 52 starts as first-team All-SAC player and led the team in batting average, while also posting a team-leading 15-game hitting streak and reaching base safely in 18 consecutive games, according to ramsports.net.
Four years later, she is batting .376 with 44 hits and 36 runs; by last week she had 47 RBIs to rank third in the nation; her 12 home runs put her fourth in the nation, according to ramsports.net.
She is one of the major contributors to a team that by April 6 had attained a record of 28-10 and 14-2 in the Sooner Athletic Conference and had beaten such top teams as the University of Science & Arts Drovers, who are ranked No. 2 in the NAIA, according to ramsports.net.
Terry was recently named SAC player of the week for the second time this season.
“It feels absolutely amazing to be named SAC player of the week. I work extremely hard, so it feels great that others notice that also,” Terry said.
Terry has several goals that she still hopes to accomplish this season.
“Personal goals for the 2018 season is to make 1st Team All-Conference, receive Conference Golden Glove Award, Team MVP, 1st Team All-Region, and hopefully make the All-American list,” Terry said.
Terry has won several awards during her time as an athlete at Wesleyan.
“In my three years, I have won multiple awards. I was named 2016 & 2017 first-team All-Conference, 2017 team Co-MVP. In 2016, I was 2nd team All-Region, and I won the 2017 conference Golden Glove award,” she said.
Terry believes that she has several qualities that make her beneficial to the team.
“The strengths that I bring to the team is leadership, the ability to adjust in different situations, and an aggressive instinct,” she said.
Terry said that she is a leader on the field and helps in different ways.
“I do feel I have taken on a leadership role, but I feel as if it is more silent leadership at times than it is voicing words,” Terry said.
Lauren Wernet, a senior and athletic training major, said that Terry is a great teammate.
“I love having BT as a teammate,” she said. “I’ve told her time and time again that I don’t even want to face her at practice.”
Wernet said she is a good hitter, and she is a tough competitor at practice.
“She’s an amazing hitter and there isn’t anything that you can throw her that she won’t hit,” she said. “Working around her as a pitcher is difficult and I’m blessed to have her as a teammate.”
Kayla Prachyl, a senior and mass communication major, said Terry is having a great season.
“We just swept the number two team in the nation,” she said. “The first game went into extra innings and earlier that game she hit a three-run bomb and we won 4-3 with her hitting in all our runs,” she said.
Even with all her success, Terry said she can still improve each day.
“I work each day to improve all of my skills, so I am always learning and improving,” she said.
Terry said that her team is her favorite part about playing for Wesleyan.
“The best parts about being on the Wesleyan softball team is my coaches and teammates,” she said. “They are amazing.”