To most observers who watched Jodi Duncan play softball at Munford the last three years, it's probably no big surprise that the Lady Cougar senior is going to play at the next level next season.
In front of family, friends, teammates and coaches last Wednesday, Duncan signed a scholarship to play at UT-Martin next year.
But right before Duncan signed on the dotted line, she seemed genuinely overwhelmed that she was going to play softball in college.
“It's always been a dream of mine,” Duncan said. “Just to be able to reach it is pretty crazy.”
Duncan was a key component of last year's Lady Cougar team that advanced to the Class AAA state tournament for the third straight season.
She hit in the middle of the lineup and played shortstop and third base all season until missing the postseason with a broken arm.
A lefty at the plate, Duncan can hit with power and average and slap-hit when necessary.
“She came in and started as a freshman,” said Munford coach Glenn Goulder. “There's very few who can do that. She gobbles up everything that's hit to her, and she hits with power from the left side, which is nice.”
Duncan visited the campus in Martin last year and gave a verbal commitment to the school last month.
“I met a lot of nice people there,” Duncan said. “They've got a beautiful campus and a very successful softball program.”