Softball Association awards scholarships

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The Carroll City Softball Association recently awarded a $200 scholarship to three graduates each from Kuemper Catholic and Carroll high schools.

The scholarships are funded through proceeds from the annual Bud Open Softball Tournament played at the Carroll Softball Complex. This year will mark the 40th annual Bud Open, which will be played Friday through Sunday, June 19-21.

The first scholarships from the Softball Association were awarded in 1985.

Scholarship recipients are selected based on academic achievement, community involvement and financial need. Recipients also volunteered at the tournament, working in the concession standing, staffing the gate or keeping score during games.

Scholarship recipients are:

Carroll High School

Devin Baack, Iowa State University, computer science, daughter of Darin and Nancy Baack.

Ashlynn Brant, Central College in Pella, exercise science, daughter of Rod and Tami Brant.

Carly Loew, Des Moines Area Community College, criminal justice, daughter of Rob and Michelle Loew.

Kuemper Catholic High School

Nicole Bauer, Iowa State University, elementary education, daughter of Dave and Lori Bauer.

Blake Baumhover, Iowa State University, marketing, son of Brent and Diane Baumhover.

Maci Overmohle, Iowa State University, accounting, daughter of Daren and Amy Overmohle.

Commemorative T-shirts from past Bud Open Tournaments are available for $8 each at Michael’s Shoes, 215 W. Fourth St. Bob Fasbender, who is District 1 16-inch softball commissioner and has been Bud Open director throughout the history of the tournament, said two new T-shirt designs will be created for the 40th annual event.

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