Jackets Ink Two in Early Signing Period

Nov. 17, 2006

ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech softball team signed two recruits, Amanda Crow and Christy Jones, during the early signing period, announced by head coach Sharon Perkins on Friday. Crow is a senior at East Coweta High School in Sharpsburg, Ga., while Jones is a senior at Maize High School in Wichita, Kan.

“Amanda and Christy are two players who will come in and make an impact once they reach campus,” said Perkins. “We have a roster full of quality players, quality students and quality people and our latest additions are no exceptions.

“In recruiting to Georgia Tech, I want to make sure we are getting quality individuals in all aspects of life and we are thrilled that we were able to do that.”

Crow was named Co-Player of the Year during her senior campaign and earned all-state second team honors as a junior. She has been selected to the all-county team in all four seasons and garnered all-region honors on two occasions. Crow hit .459 this past season and drove in a team-high 37 runs and scored a team-high 27 runs. She is a National Honor Society and Beta club member and will graduate with honors in June 2007.

“Amanda is solid on defense as well as a consistent hitter that has power,” said Perkins. “We are excited to add another Georgia player to our roster.”

Jones is a three-year letterwinner in softball heading into her senior season this spring. She was tabbled all-state and all-league during her junior season and hit .521. Jones has broken school records in hits for a single season (50) and led her team to region titles during her sophomore and junior campaigns, and a runner-up finish at the 6A State Tournament in last season. She was a high school Heisman nominee as a junior and a National Honor Society member.

“Christy will be successful from the left side offensively and she has the ability to play in the infield as well as the outfield,” said Perkins. “Her speed on the bases will be a great addition to our team as well.”

The Yellow Jackets will continue individual workouts for the remainder of the fall and open the spring season on Feb. 10, as Tech hosts Georgia Southern in a doubleheader at Glenn Field. Those games are slated to start at 1 p.m.

“We are so excited about starting our season in February against Georgia Southern,” said Perkins. “The players have worked so hard on the field and in the classroom this fall. I couldn’t be any happier with their effort.”

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