Senior Brittyn Wentz put pen to paper on Monday, Nov. 2 — fifteen days after announcing her commitment to the Southeast Community College-Beatrice softball program.
Brittyn Wentz ’21 makes her commitment to SCC official while surrounded by her parents and coaches. Wentz first publicly announced this commitment back on Oct. 18. Photo by Brynn Novotny
Wentz was a three-year starting player for the Jeffs and saw an offensive breakout season as the three-hole hitter this year. Highlighting her stats were a school record-breaking batting average (.540), the second-most hits (47) and RBIs (41) on the team and 5 home runs on the season.
“My thoughts on my high school career are nothing but positive,” Wentz said. “I saw a lot of improvement over the years as a student athlete. Without my off-season work, I don’t think I could’ve had such positive results from this season.”
Wentz first got into contact with SCC through its Assistant Coach/Hitting Coach Anthony Ybarra. Wentz got to know Coach Ybarra through her tryout team, Nebraska Quakes, and during the COVID-19 shutdown when he continued to help her improve her hitting skills. It was this connection, among other factors, that influenced her decision.
“I chose to sign at SCC because the college itself, people around the college and the coaches made me feel welcomed,” Wentz said. “It was also financially better. SCC, I thought, was a good place to get my Gen EDs done for a cheaper rate.”
Brittyn Wentz ’21 loads up during the Fairbury Home Invitational tournament. Wentz finished the season with a school record-breaking .540 batting average. Photo by Ericka Kroeker
Not much more than two weeks after the commitment, Wentz made it official. Surrounded by her coaches — from the Fairbury and SCC programs alike –, family, friends and teammates, she signed the final papers to become a part of the Storm.
“To be surrounded by family and friends during the moment made me realize how supportive everyone has been through my decision,” Wentz said.
A few of Wentz’s goals for her future include continuing her strong hitting at the collegiate level, improving her range on the field and continuing to work hard off the field to get results.
Brittyn Wentz ’21 smiles on with the support of SCC Coaches Anthony Ybarra and Jodi DeBoer, Fairbury Coaches Taylor and Tony Biehl, parents Brett and Rachel Wentz and sister Logan Wentz ’26. Photo by Brynn Novotny