Northwestern State softball legend Ginger Craig is Saturday’s Demon Great of the Game


Former Northwestern State softball standout Ginger Craig will be Saturday’s Demon Great of the Game as the football team takes on Kentucky Wesleyan at 6 p.m.

Craig (1985-88) dominated opposing pitchers in an era where pitching was supreme, setting 10 Lady Demon career hitting records and still holding the career triples mark with 18.

Craig, who is one of two NSU softball players to have her jersey number retired, also holds the single-season batting average record with .428 in 1987.

In her career, she hit 30 home runs and slugged .543, both of which are now fifth on the NSU charts.

The N-Club Hall of Fame member is on the organization’s steering committee and has a scholarship named in her honor as part of the Perpetually Purple campaign.

Craig is nearing her 30th year of teaching in Red River Parish and is now teaching adapted physical education as part of the parish’s special education program.

She will be honored during the first quarter.

A Demon Great of the Game is spotlighted at each NSU home football game with receiver Al Phillips getting the nod in the home opener this season.

In its first three years, the Demon Great of the Game has honored 17 of the most outstanding performers in the 108-year history of NSU athletics.