Southeast Bulloch's Ansley Rushing, front center, signs a letter of intent to play softball for East Georgia College Thursday afternoon in the SEB gym. Also pictured are (clockwise, from front left) mother Connie Floyd, EGC coach Jordyn Nail, Georgia Thunder coach Jeff Rainwater, SEB coach Aimee Civalier, and father Mark Rushing.
Rushing had a stellar senior season for the Lady Yellow Jackets. In addition to making the All-Region team in the very competitive Region 3-AA, Rushing batted a solid .341, led SEB with 29 runs scored, was second on the team with 19 stolen bases, and was one of the best infield defenders on any team in the region.
Now, Rushing will take her game to the next level.
"It's a dream come true," said Rushing. "I've been playing softball since I was a little kid and playing college ball has always been a goal for me. It's taken a lot of work. I've played year round, but it's worth it to get a chance to keep playing."
Rushing will join former SEB teammate Ashley Clifton next season.
Spring of 2011 will mark the innaugural season of East Georgia Softball. Nail is excited to get the Lady Bobcats out onto the field and feels that Rushing will make a great addition next season.
"I coached high school ball last season, so I was lucky enough to see Ansley play a few times," said Nail. "We really like what we saw from her. She's very solid in a lot of different aspects of the game and will be a good fit in the infield and possibly in the outfield too.
"I also like the fact that she comes from a great tradition of softball at Southeast. She's got the attitude of a player that wants to succeed and we expect her to bring that to East Georgia with her."