GSW softball program signs seven student-athletes on National Signing Day

Published 3:31 pm Friday, December 14, 2018

From Staff Reports


AMERICUS – The Georgia Southwestern State University softball program signed seven incoming freshmen during National Signing Day in November to join the team next fall.

Bailey Christian is an outfielder from Jackson, GA and attends Jackson High School.

From 2016-18, Christian has been named to both the First Team All-Region Team and the All-Region Academic List. Christian was named Offensive Most Valuable Player in 2016 and 2018, while also making the 2018 All-Star Team. She is currently on track to being named to the Principal’s List for a fourth consecutive year. Christian recently played for the Georgia Firecracker team.

Hannah Holloway is a right-handed pitcher from Pine Island, FL. A student-athlete at Mariner High School, Holloway has earned the Female Athlete of the Year Award and the Most Valuable Player Award twice in her career. She also won the Individual Athlete of the Year Award.

In addition to those accolades, Holloway has also earned First Team All-Conference, First Team All-Region and First Team All-State honors. She also won a team defensive award.

Holloway broke several school records, such as batting average (.586), hits in a season (50), triples in a season (6), wins in a season (19) and strikeouts in a season (280). Holloway played her club softball for the Santa Fe Inferno.

Grayson James, a native of Flintstone, GA, played her high school softball at Ridgeland High School. In 2016-17, James was part of a team that won the GHSA 6-AAAA Region Championship. The Lady Panthers also finished fifth in the state. James has been named Honorable Mention every year in high school, along with earning Athlete of the Month and Scholar Athlete of the Week honors. James is a member of the National Honor Society and has a Georgia Certificate of Merit. She recently played for the East Cobb Bullets.

Eli Lucas is an infielder from Winter Garden, FL., where she attends West Orange High School. Lucas has been named to the National Honor Society, Honor Roll and is also a House Leader who has 50 overall home runs. She recently played for the Atlanta Vipers.

Chelsea McGruff is an outfielder from Toney, AL. McGruff, a student-athlete at Madison Academy, has earned Honorable Mention accolades for both the All-Region North Alabama Team and the All-State Team. She recently played for Tigers Elite.

Kimberly Singer is a catcher from Safety Harbor, FL. Singer is a student-athlete at Palm Harbor University High School. She has earned accolades such as First Team All-Conference, First Team All-Area and Second Team All-State. Singer has also been named to the National Honor Society. She recently played for the Clearwater Lady Bombers.