Ballinger will join a program which has made two NCAA Tournament appearances in the past four seasons. She is accustomed to championship-level competition both in the junior circuit and at Ouachita Christian, where she has been a state finalist in singles and doubles.
She is the No. 3 singles player in Louisiana and 31st in the Gulf States region, according to Tennisrecruiting.net analysts. This fall, competing as a member of Team Louisiana in the Southern Cup against eight other teams in the Southern region, Ballinger was unbeaten in singles competition.