Southern Illinois transfer Becca Duran joins OLLU softball team

OLLU welcomes Becca Duran to the softball team. Duran is a transfer from Southern Ilinois University and attended Akins High School in Austin, Texas.

Head Coach Bruce Lennington commented, “I am so happy to welcome Becca back to Texas!  She is a very gifted infielder that has a great balance of speed and power at the plate.  I fully expect her to make an impact on our program.”

While at Akins, Duran was her team’s Defensive Most Valuable Player and a first-team all-district selection as a senior.

Duran was a 2019 NFCA Second-Team All-American at Odessa Junior College. She is a middle infielder and batted .464 with 20 home runs and 65 runs batted in, plus 11 stolen bases. At Southern Illinois, she played in 20 games and had 42 at-bats, three runs, nine hits, one home run and seven RBIs.

The Saints finished the regular season third in the Red River Athletic Conference, and in the conference tournament, they ended their season as semifinalists. Their overall record is 26-18 and 12-6 in the conference. The official season for the team will be in the spring of 2022.