Babincak signs on to play women's basketball and softball at Point Park U.
May 22, 2013 at 11:45 p.m. ET
Rebecca Babincak with Point Park women's basketball coach Tony Grenek (left) and softball coach Michelle Coultas.
PITTSBURGH -- Rebecca Babincak of Deer Lakes High School has signed with Point Park University to play women's basketball and softball. A guard/shortstop from Gibsonia, Pa., Babincak will be a freshman at Point Park in the fall of 2013.
Babincak averaged 18.0 points per game and scored 1,198 career points as a 5-6 guard for Deer Lakes basketball. She was a Post-Gazette North Fab Five selection and a three-time Valley News Dispatch All-Star. A four-year letter winner, Babincak made the WPIAL all-section team three times while leading her team to two WPIAL section titles.
In softball, Babincak is the starting shortstop and leadoff hitter for a Lancers' team that is ranked No. 1 in the WPIAL and will play in the WPIAL Class AA finals next week. Babincak and Deer Lakes already have a 2012 WPIAL championship to their credit, and she is a WPIAL all-section player and Valley News Dispatch All-Star.
"Rebecca's going to be a great fit for Point Park as a student-athlete," said Pioneers women's basketball head coach Tony Grenek. "She provides our team with great athleticism, speed and the ability to score. She comes from great basketball and softball programs at Deer Lakes, and she is used to winning and excellence in both sports."
"I'm very excited to see Rebecca in a Point Park uniform," said Pioneers softball head coach Michelle Coultas. "On the softball field, she has tremendous speed with the ability to get on base. Defensively, she has a good glove and great range. She will make an immediate impact for the Pioneers."
Point Park women's basketball has played in the NAIA Division II national tournament the last two years. The Pioneers have 3 of 5 starters returning from last year's team that was 25-7 overall and won the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament.
Point Park softball had a record of 31-13 overall and 22-6 in the KIAC and reached the semifinals of the KIAC Tournament in 2013. The Pioneers have 4 of 9 starters returning from last year.