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The heir apparent

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Freshman Gladding uses experience of elder teammate to make the transition to collegiate softball

Becky Lemke knows what Jenny Gladding is going through, because she's been there herself.

Four years ago, Lemke was a dominant softball player as a senior at Horizon High School in Scottsdale. She lettered in each of her four years, was twice a first-team All-State selection and capped off her career with the Arizona Player of the Year honor to go along with the 5A state championship she led her team to in 1997.

Playing collegiate softball for the top program in the country - the University of Arizona - was something Lemke dreamed about at the time.

"It was always my number one school," she says.

After making official recruiting visits to Cal-State Fullerton and Arizona State, Lemke talked things over with her parents and decided that accepting a near-full scholarship offer from the Sun Devils was in her best interest.

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