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Ponca City’s Jamie Molina – Athlete Spotlight – Presented By Ponca City Specialty Clinic

As she begins her senior year of athletics at Frontier High School, Jamie Molina thinks a lot about some of the people who helped her be successful. One was her grandfather who she spoke about emotionally.

“My grandpa was very special to me. He taught me everything I know about catching and he was always my number one fan. Unfortunately, he passed away last year so I’m trying to make this season special to honor him,” her voice quivering a little.

Molina plays softball and basketball for the Lady Mustangs and says she enjoys softball more because she just feels more comfortable with less pressure, but her high school highlight moment occurred on the basketball court.

“We were playing Shattuck in the area tournament my sophomore year and the game went into overtime and I hit five three-pointers in overtime, and we won the game,” said Molina.

Jamie got an early start in athletics by following her two older siblings around the baseball diamond and basketball courts of Frontier and then started playing competitively at around eight years old. As she has grown, she has become a stellar softball player according to her coach Justine Wichman.

“Jamie is an amazing competitor, leader, and student athlete. Her confidence and work ethic are contagious and she’s the type of person that can do anything she puts her mind to. She’s got a cannon for an arm behind the plate and so far this season is hitting .750 with two home runs and an on-base percentage of .769.”

Molina has learned a lot about leadership as she has progressed through high school.

“When I was younger, I didn’t think we had great leadership. A lot of the girls didn’t take the game seriously and so that helped make me the competitor I am. I’m always trying to encourage someone no matter what mistake they make because I was in their position once so you must be a good role model because you never know who might be looking up to your example,” said Molina.

In addition to athletics, Jamie is on the student council, is a member of the National Honor Society with a 4.0 GPA, FCA, and is part of the Frontier Intertribal Youth Council. Jamie wants to continue playing either softball or basketball in college and has had conversations with schools such as Northern at Enid, Murray State and Neosho County Community College in Kansas.

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