>It is now official, as of 2:30 est, on Nov.12 Samantha Russian has signed her
> NLI to attend The University of South Caroliona on a full scholarship
> in the fall of '98.
>Congratulations to her and all the other female athletes receiving
> as well.
Ken's trying hard to be humble about his sister...so I'll post this...
Date: 97-11-13 00:11:33 EST
To: Hiller SB
Here is neat little article on my sis. Sorry to bother you with it just a
Copied and pasted from The Washington Post.
Stonewall Jackson's Russian To Sign With South Carolina
By Brad Parks
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, November 12, 1997; Page V10
The Washington Post
Stonewall Jackson High School All-Met softball pitcher Samantha Russian
heads a list of area athletes who will sign binding national
letters-of-intent as the NCAA's early signing period begins today.
Russian, the Prince William player of the year last spring and the most
sought-after softball recruit in the county, said she will sign today at
2:30 p.m. with the University of South Carolina, the third-winningest
college softball program of all time.
"I was trying to pick something close to home," Russian said. "I also
wanted someplace warm. . . . I can't wait. I'm really e***d. They have
a great team."
Russian, like many players who opted to sign early, said she didn't want
to wait until the spring to sign so she could enjoy her senior season.
"It's such a relief," Russian said. "It takes a lot of pressure off."
South Carolina finished last year at 63-5 with a No. 7 ranking in the
NCAA Softball Coaches Poll, and is ranked No. 2 in the preseason.
In Russian, the Gamecocks will get one of the most *** pitchers in
Northern ***ia. As a junior, the Cardinal District player of the year
struck out 170 batters in 124 innings and posted a 0.83 earned run
average. As a sophomore, she struck out more than 200 batters and led
Stonewall Jackson to the ***ia AAA final.
"When I talked to [South Carolina] Coach [Joyce] Compton, she told me
she wouldn't have given Sam a full ride if she didn't think Sam would be
an impact player," Stonewall Jackson Coach Ira DeGrood said. "She's
going to have an opportunity to work with some top-notch coaches."