Southwest Tennessee Community College

February 1, 2007

For More Information, Contact: Keith Gentry (901) 333-4114/ (901) 619-1899 / Kimberly Kreider (901) 333-4023

SOUTHWEST SOFTBALL SIGNS TWO NEW PLAYERS FOR NEXT SEASON
Release written by Keith Gentry


The Lady Saluqis softball team has signed two student athletes to national letters of intent to continue their education and softball careers at Southwest.

Whitney Grimes, a catcher from Jacksonville (AR) High School, batted .450 in 2006 and led her team to the semifinals of the Arkansas Class 5-A state tournament. In her career, Grimes led Jacksonville High to a 64-17 record and was named to the all-conference team three times. She played summer travel ball for the Arkansas Devil Dogs and was a four-time tournament Most Valuable Player last summer. In addition, Grimes was a pick-up player for the 18 and under National and World champion Cole Minnows team.

Maegan Wilson, a pitcher from Munford High School, posted a 16-6 record with a 1.68 earned run average as a junior while leading Munford to runner-up in District 13AAA and the semifinals of the Region 7AAA tournament. She struck out 113 batters while walking only 13 in 137-1/3 innings of work and was also one of the teamís top hitters with a .354 batting average and 25 runs batted in. Wilson has been selected to the all-district team for the past three seasons, the all-district tournament team twice, and was a finalist for both the Millington Star and Covington Leader Pitcher of the Year awards in 2006. She has played summer ball for the South Tipton Storm travel team for the past seven years. Also a member of the Munford bowling team, Wilson has made the All-Region team four times and was the 2006 Covington Leader Female Bowler of the Year.