Rich named softball all-American

Published: Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 09:21 AM.

Rich, with her pitching and hitting, helped lead the Lady Gators of Wewahitchka High School to state championships in 2007 and 2008. She was named first-team all-State in Class 1A three times and was twice Big Bend Player of the Year as selected by the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper.

As a junior she was named a second team All-American by EA Sports.

She suffered a shoulder injury during her senior year, ending high school pitching career, though she returned late in the season as a position player.

She initially signed with Jacksonville State University in Alabama but a slow recovery from shoulder surgery and other injuries hampered her efforts and playing time. 

She transferred to Chipola State College in Marianna for her sophomore year and was named third-team all-American as an outfielder.

Rich sat out a year to fully recover from her shoulder injury and take a break from the game before signing with Southeastern University. 

Rich will report to Southeastern in the fall for her senior year.

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