Dunn chooses Lamar

Marcus Gutierrez By Marcus Gutierrez

Jan. 30, 2018 at 10:21 p.m.
Updated Jan. 31, 2018 at 1 a.m.

Regan Dunn, second from left, is accompanied by her mother, Dena Dunn, left; father, Kelly Dunn, second from right; and brother, Kelton Dunn, right, Tuesday at Cuero High School.

Regan Dunn, second from left, is accompanied by her mother, Dena Dunn, left; father, Kelly Dunn, second from right; and brother, Kelton Dunn, right, Tuesday at Cuero High School.   Marcus Gutierrez for The Victoria Advocate

CUERO - Regan Dunn made an unofficial visit to Lamar University during the summer of 2016.

It was on that visit that Dunn knew where she wanted to go for college.

"I saw the campus, fields, facilities when I went on my visit," Dunn said. "I could see myself there for four years of college and being able to sign was exciting. It was something that I had been waiting my whole life for and it finally happen. It's a dream come true."

Dunn, the Lady Gobblers' right-handed pitcher, signed her national letter of intent on Nov. 10 2017, but celebrated with her teammates, coaches, family and friends at the Cuero administration building Tuesday.

Dunn had other schools interested in her talent, but it was the Lamar coaches that won Dunn's services.

"I really liked the coaches," Dunn said. "The coaches made me feel welcomed. It was an environment that I liked and wanted to be around. I met with some of the girls later on and I liked what they told me about the school."

Dunn, who has been on varsity for three years, helped the Lady Gobblers reach the Class 4A area round last season.

Dunn had 265 strikeouts while posting a 0.70 ERA in the circle and had a .525 batting average her junior season.

Dunn will look to do the same for the Cardinals.

Lamar plans to use Dunn in the circle and at the plate.

"I want to be able to pitch and hit at Lamar," Dunn said. "I know it's going to take a lot of hard work to do that, but it's something that I really want to do."

Cuero head softball coach Coy Miller has seen Dunn develop over the last three years.

"She's a leader," Miller said. "Her ability to lead by her words and by example is great. The players listen to her because she is successful and they rally around her. It's also great for her to continue her education, which is very important."

Dunn and the Lady Gobblers have started practice and played scrimmages.

Cuero's season opener will be on the road against George West on Feb. 13.

"We have made a lot of progress so far," Dunn said. "We all are working hard and are ready for the season. We always have our eye on the prize going to state, but we know that we have to take it one day at a time and grow as a team."


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