Greer said that in making her selection of a college, she had four
criteria. She wanted a university that was Christian-based, offered
an exceptional pre-med program, would permit her to be involved in
mission work, and of course, would permit her to continue in her
favorite athletic pursuit, softball.
Greer's softball career at
LCHS has been filled with accomplishments that made her an
attractive candidate for Wesleyan coach Steve Babinski.
Babinski states: ''Marissa is a proven leader on and off the
field. She has demonstrated the ability to manage her time and
accomplish excellence in the classroom, a heart for serving others,
and success on the field. She is the kind of kid every coach would
love to call their player, and I am truly excited to help her
develop spirituality, physically and mentally. Marissa is a great
fit for my coaching style, and I am thrilled to see her in a Wildcat
uniform next year."
In her high school career Greer has been a two-time member of the
all-star team in the Central State Eight and has twice been named
Most Valuable Pitcher in an all-star game. Her sophomore year she
was named the LCHS Offensive Player of the Year. Twice in her career
she was been named the LCHS Most Valuable Player of the Year. Her
junior year she had a .330 batting average, .435 slugging average,
12 doubles, 23 RBIs, 184.2 innings pitched, 182 strikeouts and 16
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Greer has also done well in her academic career at LCHS,
maintaining a 4.129 GPA and ranked seventh of 191 in her class.
She is a three-time member of the Academic All-Conference, a
member and tutor chair of the National Honor Society, a member
of the National Honor Society of High School Scholars, a student
government member all four years, and a member of the Spanish
Club, LEAF Club and Art Club.
She is also active at Lincoln Christian Church and involved with
the church youth group.
The first of Greer's college criteria will actually be realized
this summer. After graduating from LCHS in May, Greer will be
included in an IWU mission trip in July to Auckland, New Zealand.
The mission troop will consist of a variety of members of the IWU
athletics programs. They will partner with the Wesleyan Methodist
Church of New Zealand in reaching out to youth there through
In addition to softball and missions, Greer plans to focus on the
pre-med program at the university, with ambitions to become a
doctor. Friday afternoon she said she has not yet decided if she
will pursue a specific medical specialty.