Breanna Fortune

Wayne High School pitcher Breanna Fortune made it official last week, she will soon be a Spartan at Southwestern Community College. Fortune signed a letter of intent to play softball at SWCC starting with the fall 2014 semester.

Fortune, a four-sport athlete in high school, has received a number of awards and honors for athletics, as well as academics. She was a member of the 18U USSSA National Softball Championship team, three-year unanimous first team Pride of Iowa All-Conference pitcher, four-year all-district team in softball, first and second team all-state pitcher, two-year member of the Wayne High School state qualifying softball team, Pride of Iowa second team volleyball setter, two-year second team Pride of Iowa All-Conference basketball, Pride of Iowa conference champion in track, two-year state qualifier in track, and a four-year varsity letter winner in volleyball, basketball, track, and softball. In addition, Fortune was named to the Pride of Iowa All-Academic Team in volleyball, basketball, track, and softball every year she has been eligible.

Lindsay Stumpff, SWCC head softball coach, is elated to have Fortune joining her team. “Breanna is the type of player who will make an immediate impact on our squad,” Stumpff explained. “She has worked diligently in high school to become a premier pitcher and I am confident her success will continue at this level.”

Fortune said she chose SWCC because of its size and fit. She is excited to be playing at the college level. “Coming from a small community and school district where relationships with classmates, teachers, and teammates are a priority, I wanted to attend a college that would allow me the same opportunities,” Fortune said. “I have two little sisters involved in many activities and with SWCC being within a reasonable distance from home, I will be able to continue supporting them as well.”

At this point, Fortune is planning to be a student in SWCC’s transfer program, majoring in education. She hopes to become a coach as well. She is the daughter of Greg and Heather Fortune of Allerton.

PHOTO (L to R): Seated – Greg, Breanna, and Heather Fortune; Standing - Lindsay Stumpff, SWCC head softball coach