Chieftains’ Haley picks softball, will play at Urbana

While Jazmyn Haley was starring in four different sports at Bellefontaine, the question that often came up was what sport she would settle on to play at the college level.



Haley answered that question Wednesday by signing a letter of intent to play softball at Urbana University.

“It was really hard to pick one sport,” said Haley. “I had a lot of colleges ask about me in different sports. At one point, I was going to play basketball, but I changed my mind to softball because that is my favorite sport.”

Urbana offered Haley the opportunity to stay close to home at a minimal financial burden.

“Urbana is close to home, so I can commute,” she said. “I can play softball and pretty much go to school for free.”

Haley was an all-league performer in volleyball, basketball and softball at BHS. Despite spending very little time practicing with the team, she also qualified to the state track and field meet in the discus as a senior. She left the track and field program as the school’s record holder in that event.

“It will be nice to focus on just one sport now,” said Haley. “It was hard to juggle playing so many different sports in high school. It will be a lot less stressful now.”



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