Lainey Hanehan has accepted an invitation to attend the University of Northern Colorado, where she has committed to play softball for the Bears in the NCAA Division 1 Big Sky Conference. The University of Northern Colorado is a public baccalaureate and graduate research university with approximately 12,000 students and 6 colleges. Founded in 1889, the university’s main campus is located in Greeley, Colorado, about an hour north of Denver.
The university has a long history in teacher education and was an early innovator in the field. In addition to education awards and rankings, the University of Northern Colorado has nationally ranked programs in business, performing and visual arts, nursing, and sports and exercise science.
The University of Northern Colorado women’s softball team appeared in the first 11 Women’s College World Series ever held, from 1969 through 1979, advancing to the Title Game 3 times during that span. However, they have yet to win a National Championship. Lainey hopes to deliver their first!
Go get ’em, Lainey!