Brevard, N.C. - The Brevard College Athletic Department and Coach Britne' Stubbs are pleased to announce the commitment of both Kathleen Crady and Michelle Turner to come to Brevard College and play on the Tornados softball team in the 2009-2010 season. With the signing, the Tornados recruiting class bumps up to eight for the year.
Crady, a catcher/outfielder from Yorba Linda, Calif., comes to the Tornados from Esperanza High School, where she was coached by Lisa Tully. As an Aztec, Crady was a four-time Scholar-Athlete, a member of the three-time Sunset League Champions and had a .304 batting average her senior year, driving in 26 RBIs.
Off the field, Crady received numerous awards, including being named on the Principals Honor Roll all semesters, a Distinguished Aztec (Top 25 in class), and a member of the Collegiate Scholars Program for finishing in the top seventh percentile in the state. Crady was also a National German scholar, an Advance Placement Scholar with Honors, a Pilar Sequin Teaching Scholarship winner, and received the Bob Lewis teaching scholarship.
Turner, a utility player from Sumter, S.C., comes to the Tornados from USC Salkehatchie, where she played under Coach Mitch Smith. As an Indian, Turner was named the 2009 Dean's Award Female Athlete of the Year and was MVP. She was also named 2nd Team All-Region as an outfielder.
Prior to USC Salkehatchie, Turner played at Crestwood High School, where she was an All-Region player from 2004-07, as well as being named Pitcher of the Year in 2003, Offensive Player of the Year in 2004-05, Co-Pitcher of the Year in 2006, and Defensive Player of the Year in 2007.
Off the field, Turner was on the Dean's List and was a Marshal at USC Salkehatchie.
The Tornados softball team went 17-27, 2-14 in conference play in their first season as members of the NCAA Division II and the South Atlantic Conference, advancing to the 2009 Food Lion SAC Softball Tournament before bowing out in the elimination bracket to Newberry College.