LINDSBORG — New Bethany College softball signee Lauren Iverson has traveled a winding road to join the Swedes.
Originally from Rowlett, Texas, Iverson first played for two years at Brown Mackie College of Salina, then transferred to Newman University in Wichita, where she sat out as a medical redshirt.
As a sophomore for Brown Mackie, Iverson — a third baseman and catcher — batted .351 with a team-high 47 RBIs. She collected 61 hits, including 15 doubles, and scored 22 runs. That came after freshman year in which she hit .410 and tied for a team-high 41 RBIs with former teammate and current Swede softball player Mariana Cerenio-Jordan. She garnered 64 hits, roped 11 doubles, and scored 24 runs on the year while serving the team as captain.
Prior to her collegiate experience, Iverson attended Sachse High School in Sachse, Texas, where she played four years of varsity softball.
"We are excited for the addition of Lauren Iverson," Bethany coach Janice Esses said. "She will bring experience and leadership to our program. We know her potential and strengths as a player due to her playing experience under (Bethany assistant) coach Moreno her freshman and sophomore years at Brown Mackie College - Salina. We are looking for her to contribute for us for two years due to her medical redshirt at Newman University, and are excited to see her grow as both a student and an athlete here at Bethany College."
She is the daughter of Teri and Mitch Iverson. She plans to major in sports management.