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.