Two former Softball players join collegiate coaching ranks
July 25, 2012
Two former Texas Softball players have joined the collegiate coaching ranks. Meagan Denny-White was hired as the pitching coach at UT Arlington while Amy Hooks has been hired as assistant coach at Northwestern State (La.).
White made 116 starts in her Texas career, recording 689 1/3 innings and 69 wins. She threw 67 complete games and 27 shutouts while compiling 988 strikeouts. In 2008, she was named All-Big 12 First Team after earning All-Big 12 Second Team recognition in 2007. She was named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week six times during her career and teamed with All-American pitcher Cat Osterman to send the Longhorns to the 2006 Women's College World Series and a fifth-place finish.
As a catcher, Hooks won the Big 12 Player of the Year award in 2011. She held the Texas career mark for home runs (36) that was broken last season by Taylor Hoagland. She posted 107 career walks, 110 RBI, 110 runs scored with a .528 slugging percentage and .404 on-base percentage while starting in 174 out of 175 games in her final three seasons.
Hooks was an All-American as well for the Longhorns in 2011, earning Easton All-America Second Team honors and was named to the NFCA All-Central Region Second Team. She was a two-time All-Big 12 selection, garnering First Team honors in 2011 while earning Academic All-Big 12 Second Team honors in 2009.