Travelers Rest's Arledge signs with OPSU Aggies
- Wednesday, 18 April 2012
- Written by James Richardson
TRAVELERS REST, S.C. – On Wednesday afternoon, Travelers Rest High School (TRHS) senior Samantha Arledge signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball for the Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OPSU) Aggies.
Arledge, a pitcher, is currently 16-3 on this season and has played on the Lady Devildog softball team – which is 16-4 on the season – for the four years that she has been at TRHS. Arledge has been a starter for the team for the last three years.
OPSU is situated in the heart of one of the largest agricultural regions in the nation, giving students the opportunity to experience farming and ranching lifestyles firsthand – a key factor in Arledge's decision to sign with the Aggies.
"They've got a really good agricultural program, which is what I want to major in," she said.
Samantha's father, Scott, is also the team's assistant coach and has worked with her throughout her high school career.
"I'm extremely proud of her," he said. "There's been a lot of evenings and nights in the backyard throwing the ball. This is what she's been working for."
Just prior to the signing, Lady Devildogs Head Coach Jeff Dunn said that "not only is OPSU getting a great athlete, there getting a super student, too."
To see more photos from the signing, courtesy of Rick Veazey, click here.
(Pictured from left to right: Grayson Arledge, brother; Amanda Arledge, mother, Samantha Arledge; Scott Arledge, father.)
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