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Tuesday, December 3, 2002
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State softball program has signed area standout Laura Freeman to a national letter of intent to join the Tigers, TSU head coach Joyce Maudie has announced. Freeman, a versatile performer, plays catcher, center field, and second base. She is a senior at Cedar Creek School House Academy. “We are extremely please that Laura, a talented area athlete has chosen to continue her academic and athletics career at Tennessee State University,” said Maudie. “Laura is a versatile competitor who is passionate about softball. We are looking to a promising future together.” Freeman will be coming into a Tiger program for her freshman season in 2004. Maudie was named TSU’s head coach last January. “I am excited to have a chance to play for TSU and the school has great athletic tradition and a history of supporting women’s sports,” said Freeman. I really like Coach Maudie and she is doing lot of good things at TSU." During the summer, Freeman plays with the The Sting, a travel team which competes in several top-flight tournaments. She carried a .329 batting average for the team. Laura plans on studying criminal justice at TSU. Her mother holds a master’s degree from the university. She is the daughter of Jim and Judy Freeman. ###