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Sandy Wellmann, one of the top hitters in Texas Tech history, joins the Red Raider softball program for the 2014 season as a graduate student manager.
In this role, Wellmann, formerly Sandy James, will be responsible for assisting head coach Shanon Hays and his staff in practice preparations and batting practice while also overseeing Tech's equipment needs.
The Kilgore, Texas native ended her playing career with the Red Raiders in 2013 as one of the top all-around hitters in school history. A career .323 hitter, Wellmann belted a total of 36 home runs during her three seasons, second-most in program history, while leading Tech to two trips to an NCAA Regional during that time.
Wellmann finished as Tech's all-time leader in walks and also ranks among the top-10 players for hits, runs scored, RBI and doubles. She is among the top 10 in nearly every single-season offensive category as well.
In addition to her work offensively, Wellmann was also steady both behind the plate and at first base for the Red Raiders as she was nearly flawless in the field with over a 1,000 putouts, including a school record 474 from the 2012 season.
Wellmann arrived at Tech after transferring from Angelo State where she rewrote the Rams and Lone Star Conference record books in her only season. She was forced to redshirt the 2010 season due to NCAA transfer policies before joining the Red Raiders for the 2011 campaign.
Wellmann earned her undergraduate degree in exercise sports science from Tech in 2012. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in sports management.
She and husband Troy Wellmann II were married this past June and currently reside in Lubbock.