Jan 31st, 2008 @ 9:15 am | Author: VCSU Sports Information
Gullickson signs with Viking Softball
Sara Gullickson, Spiritwood, ND has signed a Dakota Athletic Conference letter of intent to play softball at Valley City State University starting in the fall of 2008. Gullickson is a heralded athlete at Barnes County North High School. 'Sara is a fantastic athlete,' commented head coach Chad Slyter. 'She brings great tools to our program and will be a positive addition to Viking Softball.'

A four year letter winner in basketball, volleyball and track, Gullickson has garnered many accomplishments athletically and academically. She is a three time All District and All Conference selection in basketball (2008 teams not yet announced), a four time All Conference volleyball selection and was a captain of the 2007 volleyball team as a senior. In addition, Gullickson was the Region III champion in the 100 m hurdles and ran in two relays and in the hurdles at the 2007 state track meet.

In softball, Gullickson has participated in numerous Junior Olympic Softball National Tournaments at the 14 and under, 16 and under and 18 and under levels and has been named MVP at a number of other tournaments. Gullickson played shortstop and pitched in her first year of Fastpitch last year for Valley City High School and will look to do the same in her senior year this spring. Gullickson is coached by VCSU Viking Hall of Famer Kelley Utt.

In addition to participating in athletics, Gullickson is active in other areas as well. She is a member of the Science Olympiad, FCCLA, 4-H and a member of the National Honor Society. Sara is the daughter of Scott and Wendy Gullickson and will major in Elementary Education.

'Sara brings tremendous speed to the team,' finished Slyter. 'She loves the game of softball and is a committed, hard working athlete. She will put the time in and will be a positive force on our team on and off the field. I'm excited to see Sara in a Viking uniform and expect great things from her in the future.'