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Texas Tech runner Trenity Edwards (44) rounds third as she celebrates a home run against Baylor during an NCAA softball game on Friday, April 12, 2019 in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Stephen Spillman)

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An internal review of the Texas Tech softball program, which prompted the resignation of head coach Adrian Gregory, has also revealed that two players and an associate head coach were baptized at team facilities. 

Trenity Edwards, who led the team in hits in 2019, was baptized March 12, 2019, alongside coach Sam Marder, who was Jewish, according to Josh Peter of USA Today. Another player, Yvonne Whaley, was baptized on a separate occasion. Gregory was present for both events.

“What brought me to Christ, honestly, was this team and Coach G,” Edwards said in a video of her baptism that she gave USA Today

In the “Religious Freedom” section of the review, the school found that “participation in any faith-based activity was indeed voluntary” though it was “not communicated definitively” as such. 

The review of the program was organized by the school after an open

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Six weeks after a USA TODAY Sports investigation led to the firing of Texas Tech’s women’s basketball coach amid allegations of player abuse, the school’s softball coach resigned Tuesday night amid similar circumstances.

As part of a recent response to an open-records request from USA TODAY Sports for documents concerning allegations against softball coach Adrian Gregory, Texas Tech had said in a statement that it was conducting an internal review “to assess the overall culture and student-athlete well-being within the program.”

 Texas Tech athletics spokesman Robert Giovannetti said Tuesday afternoon that the review had been completed Monday night.

 On Tuesday evening, Gregory said in a statement from the school: “At this time, I have found it best to part ways with Texas Tech University and its softball program. I have truly loved Lubbock and the relationships I have built here. I

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