Two local HS alums drive UT Arlington past Nicholls State
Clear Brook High School graduate Stephanie Gonzalez and Sterling High School graduate Courtney Zink played key roles in leading UT Arlington past Nicholls State 5-4 in college softball action on Sunday.
Gonzalez and Zink each recorded a pair of hits in the win.
Gonzalez, a senior outfielder, is fourth in batting at .311 and leads the team with 33 hits. Zink, a junior infielder, is second on the team in hitting at .341.
Gonzalez went two-for-four with an RBI while Zink was two-for-three with a run scored.
Gonzalez, a middle infielder during her days at Clear Brook High School, finished her junior season with a .350 batting average, 25 RBIs and 45 stolen bases. She earned second team all-district honors and helped lead Clear Brook to a 24-5A district championship.
Gonzalez is the daughter of Jorge and Migdalia Gonzalez. She was born October 28, 1991 and is a nursing major.
During her prep career at Sterling High School, Zink was a two-sport athlete, earning seven total letters in softball and volleyball.
Zink was part of a program that made the state playoffs in each season, leading her team to a 96-31 overall record. She was selected as the Gatorade Rookie of the Year and earned honorable mention All-District laurels as a freshman. Zink collected First Team All-District honors, was named the All-Area defensive Player of the Year, and was selected to the All-Greater Houston softball team as a senior.
Zink is the daughter of John and Toni Zink. She was born on March 12, 1990 and is majoring in kinesiology.
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