Southwest Softball Signs Two to National Letters of Intent

Southwest Tennessee Community College

For Immediate Release

Date: August 4, 2009

For more information contact, Keith Gentry, (901) 333-4114

Southwest Softball Signs Two to National Letters of Intent

Two student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to continue their education and softball career at Southwest, coach Keith Gentry announced today.

The Lady Saluqis signed infielder Collin Jo Wood from West Memphis High School and pitcher/first baseman Jessica Goodin from Fort Bend Baptist Academy in Needville, Texas. They are Southwest’s tenth and eleventh softball signees for 2009-2010.

Wood was selected to the Arkansas Class 6A All-State team as a senior after batting .366 with five doubles, two triples, one home run, 28 runs batted in, and a .535 slugging average. As a third baseman, she committed only one error all season in helping lead the Lady Devils to a 17-9 record and a third place finish in the 6A-East Conference. A four-year starter and three-time all-conference honoree for West Memphis, Wood had a .378 career batting average with 19 doubles, three triples, seven home runs, and 100 runs batted in. Considered one of the top high school softball players in the state, Wood played in the Arkansas Junior All-Star Classic in 2008 and the Senior All-Star Game in 2009.

Goodin transfers to Southwest after attending Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio her freshman season, where she was red-shirted due to an injury in 2008-09. Goodin led Fort Bend Baptist Academy to the district, regional, and the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) 5A State Championships. She was honored as a first team All-District player and honorable mention All-State.


Photo caption: left to right – Southwest Coach Keith Gentry, Collin Jo Wood, Clista Wood (mother), and Cliff Wood (father)