Former Fannin County Lady Rebels softball team outfielder, Emily Morgason, signed a softball scholarship with King University in Bristol Tennessee. Morgason was a two year starter for the Lady Rebels playing 32 of a possible 36 games during the team’s latest playoff success. Morgason’s turn as a Tornado may come early as King looks rebuild its outfield.Morgason admittedly looked closely at Valdosta state, but ultimately decided on King due to its royal treatment of her academic pursuits, combined with a chance for her to play early.
“I looked into King University and I had an opportunity to play ball there so it really made me more interested in it; because I want to be in the athletic training program and Valdosta they don’t want you to be in the program and play ball, so with King hey really support it and they want you to play sports and be in the program. So I think that’s really what pushed me to go to King,”
FCHS head softball coach, David Dyer, spoke to FYN about Morgason as a player as well as the level of talent that has come through the program.
“Emily is one of those kids who works tremendously hard at everything she does, whether it’s outfield play, outfield drills, at the plate she contributed almost every time at the plate with a productive at bat. She’s hard worker.”
“Emily was four, our fourth out of last year’s senior class. We had five seniors graduate, and the previous year we had Alexis Collis go on to Kennesaw State, and Natalie (McLaughlin) go on to Emory,”
Dyer pointed out,
“so we’ve had six girls sign scholarships out of the last two years leaving our program.”
FCHS Athletic Director, Dr. Scott Ramsey, spoke highly of Lady Rebel queen that King will be getting,
“She’s an outstanding young lady, not just in softball, but she does a lot of great work and we’re very proud of her, and we know that she’ll be a great representative for us as she goes forward. We’ll be proud to call her a Fannin County Lady Rebel.”
The King Tornadoes went 31-26 last season with a conference record of 17-3.
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