Allison Fathbruckner, a junior scholar athlete at Buckeye Valley High School, has recently been selected to compete in the Queen of Diamonds Showcase North (QDSN), an annual event slated for Saturday and Sunday at Kent State University.
The QDSN is the largest fast-pitch showcase event of its kind.
QDSN is in its 20th season and the event continues to attract athletes from more than 21 states and two Canadian Provinces. On average, the event receives over 2,400 applicants, in which only approximately 364 are selected. It’s unique as athletes actually apply to the event individually and are selected based on a variety of criteria, ranging from ability, potential, academics, graduation year, coaches’ requests and referrals.
Fathbruckner, the daughter of Rusty and Teresa Fathbruckner, will play the outfield during this weekend’s QDSN event, but has been all over the field for the Barons. Her primary position at Buckeye Valley is second base. She also plays outfield, shortstop and pitcher, as needed. She started on the varsity squad as a freshman. As a sophomore she was awarded Second-Team All-MOAC and Second-Team All-District honors.
During the past several summers, Fathbruckner has played for the Heart of Ohio Glory (99) travel team. The Heart of Ohio Glory team competes almost every weekend during the summer, from Memorial Day through the end of July. Last year the team qualified for the Eastern Nationals.
Fathbruckner has lettered in both softball and basketball at Buckeye Valley. Off the field, she enjoys pursuing her interest in art and design, and can often be found drawing in her sketch pad. She also enjoys spending time at the Humane Society and watching Food Network.