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Sweeny senior Corie Byrd signed on with Stephen F. Austin State University to continue her softball and education career.

SWEENY — Sweeny’s Corie Byrd decided she wanted to spend the next four years playing softball at Stephen F. Austin State University despite enduring in injury-riddled season last year.

“It was a long and stressful process where at times we didn’t know if it was going to happen,” Byrd said. “But I had multiple people along the way who believed in me and continued to support me along with coaches helping me get in front of other coaches so that I could be noticed. Getting that kind of support helped me in many ways to continue training and doing the things I was doing.”

Joel Luna is sports editor for The Facts. Contact him at 979-237-0160 or at

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