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Wednesday, November 29, 2006
-- Players signed in early signing period and will join the Lady Tigers squad in 2008 season -- Tennessee State University head softball coach Joyce Maudie has announced that six student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to attend Tennessee State University. The group includes Brittany Webb, Jalisa Bradley, Nichole Vincent, Kelsey Ferguson, Jill Gardner, and Alicia Riner. "I am very pleased with this recruiting class," commented Maudie. "We are ecstatic about what these young women bring to our program in personal character, talent and academic ability. Our staff and team are excited to welcome them into the Tiger family." Brittany Webb, an infielder from Knoxville, Tennessee, was a 2006 1st Team All-Knoxville Prep-Extra Player and All-District Player. She helped lead Knoxville Central High to a State Championship by posting a .431 batting average. Brittany currently plays for the Knoxville Thunder travel ball team. Jalisa Bradley, a catcher from Hobbsville, North Carolina, was a 2006 Female Athlete of the year, All-Conference player and Defensive MVP in both basketball and softball at Gates County High School. Jalisa currently plays for the Hampton Vipers travel ball team. Nichole Vincent, an outfielder from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, was the leadoff hitter for Blackman High School, where she hit .360, with 14 extra-base hits. Alicia Riner hails from Lewisburg, Tennessee. She will be joining the Tigers after an outstanding career at Columbia State Community College. In 2006, Riner lead the TJCCAA Conference with 19 homeruns and posted a .469 batting average. Jill Gardner, an outfielder from Humble, Texas, was named a 2nd Team All-District player and hit .375 for Humble High School. She currently plays for the Houston Power Gold travel ball team. Kelsey Ferguson, an infielder from Indiana, Pennsylvania, was named MVP in softball and earned Best Defensive Player in soccer at Indiana Area High School. She currently plays for the DuBois Xtreme travel ball team. "I look forward to coaching these six future Tigers, said Coach Maudie. "I believe that this signing class will play a major role in taking TSU softball to the next level."