By Barbara Boxleitner

Daily Light correspondent

Sharrika Levingston was recognized for her performance during the shortened college softball season.

The Waxahachie High School graduate was named to the all-Sooner Athletic Conference honorable mention team.

The sophomore third baseman started 11 of the 12 games she played for Langston University (Okla.) and hit .364. She had one home run and 12 runs batted in, which ranked second on the squad.

"I was very happy with the start of my season," she said.

It was the second consecutive season Levingston earned all-conference recognition. She was one of two Lions cited last year, when she finished with a .355 batting average, four home runs and a team-high 30 RBIs in 44 games.

She kept her batting approach the same this season. "I really didn't change anything," she said. "If something works, I don't like to change."

She had a season-high three hits in five at-bats against Bacone and led the team with five RBIs, including two two-run singles and a one-run single. She had three hits in four at-bats against Sterling.

Levingston finished with a .852 fielding percentage in handling 27 chances.

Women's soccer

After competing one year for Hutchinson Community College and one year for Richland College, Taylor Camp has joined Midwestern State University. The junior goalkeeper from Waxahachie High was a National Junior College Athletic Association Division III first-team All-American last year.

Women's volleyball

Setter Shelby Martin has transferred to Kansas State University after three years playing for East Carolina. The senior out of Waxahachie High was the American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year in 2017 and an all-conference second-team selection two years.


Pitcher Levi David of Northwestern State University of Louisiana had a 0-1 record and 11.57 earned run average in two relief appearances for the Acadiana Cane Cutters of the summer Texas Collegiate League. The former Indian had a 2-0 record and 2.57 ERA in five relief outings for Northwestern State in the spring.


Houston Baptist University junior wide receiver Jerreth Sterns is a preseason all-Southland Conference second-team selection. The past Indian had 105 receptions, 833 yards and nine touchdowns last year, when he was on the all-conference third team. He returned 17 punts for 121 yards.

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