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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Where Are They Now: Maggie Hull

Who is she? Maggie Hull, a former all-American outfielder and record holder for the Kansas Jayhawks.

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What is she known for? Hull was an outfield stalwart and a steady bat in the lineup for four years at KU.... in her senior season, she led three statistical categories and ranked in the top ten in six others. Upon her graduation, she held the Jayhawk program's career batting average record as well as the single-season mark of .456 among others. She was three times named to the all-conference team;  twice all-region; and finally was awarded all-American honors in her senior season of 2013. Following her senior season, she joined the Chicago Bandits of the NPF as their 11th-overall selection in the 2013 draft.

Here's something interesting... At KU, Maggie played all four years with her twin sister, Rosie. The identical twins were both outfielders and were named to the Academic all-Big 12 First Team each of the final three years of their careers... Maggie also is a writer and runs her own website, "Competing for His Glory". Her site contains first-hand takes on many aspects from Maggie's life, including as a student-athlete, pro athlete, coach, wife, and Christian.


Quotable quote: "In my post-playing life, I try to commit fully and whole-heartedly to any task at hand, not letting the fear of failure paralyze me, yet embracing the process and knowing that God uses the hard times and the failures to refine me, mature me, and transform me into the woman that He created me to be."


What's she up to now? After her playing career ended following her rookie season with the Bandits, Maggie is back in Lawrence, home of the Jayhawks. Now Maggie Hull-Tietz following her marriage, she and her husband Kevin are part of the Young Life College ministry at KU. Kevin is a full-time staff member while Maggie works in a variety of roles and right now is a volunteer.


In addition to her ministry opportunities, Maggie works part-time as a TV Analyst for ESPN3.com and other networks and recently accepted the position of Director of Softball Operations for the Jayhawks softball team, a job she’ll start on June 1st of this year!

Keep up: You can find Maggie on Twitter @maggietietz
 or via her website, competingforhisglory.com

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