Southwest Tennessee Community College

For Immediate Release

Date: March 23, 2009

For More Information: Keith Gentry (901) 333-4114


Southwest Softball Team Signs Four

Four student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to continue their education and softball careers at Southwest beginning with the 2009-2010 season.

Chrissy Darnell, a pitcher/infielder from Senatobia High School in Senatobia, Mississippi, has struck out over 500 batters in her career including 20 in a single game. Darnell, who has played on Senatobia's varsity team since the eighth grade, has been named all-district every year. She has been honored twice this season by The Jackson Clarion-Ledger as one of its weekly "Top Performers" in the state of Mississippi.

Melissa McGovern, an infielder from Millington Central High School, was named All-District 14AAA and The Commercial Appeal's All-Metro as a junior after leading her team with a .341 average, nine doubles, 26 runs batted in, and a .489 slugging average. McGovern batted .325 as a sophomore and ranked among team leaders with 26 runs scored, nine doubles, four triples, 11 walks, 26 runs batted in, and a .500 slugging average.

Emilie Poston, a first baseman from Arlington High School, batted .410 as a junior and led her team in runs batted in and extra base hits. An All-District 14AAA selection, Poston has lettered three years on Arlington's softball team and received Arlington's "Slugger Award" as a junior.

Kayla Jarvis, a shortstop from Bartlett High School, has started since her freshman season and has a career batting average of .340. Jarvis was selected to the All-District 14AAA team as a junior after batting .358 with two home runs and 14 runs batted in.

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Photo cutline: Front Row left to right – Chris Darnell (father), Chrissy Darnell, Jeanne Darnell (mother); Back Row left to right – Senatobia High School Coach Tammy Fair, Southwest Coach Keith Gentry, Pitching Coach Doug Andrews

Photo cutline: Front Row left to right - Barbie McGovern (mother), Melissa McGovern, Jerry McGovern (father); Back Row left to right – Brian McGovern (brother), Paul McGovern (brother), Millington Central High School Coach Rick Hearn, Millington Central High School Assistant Coach Katie McCain, Southwest Coach Keith Gentry

Photo cutline: Front Row left to right – Steve Poston (father), Emilie Poston, Debra Poston (mother); Back Row left to right – Arlington High School Coach Amy McKay, Arlington High School Coach Steve Hannah, Arlington High School Coach Michelle Bishop, Arlington High School Coach Tommy Williams, Southwest Coach Keith Gentry

Photo cutline: Front Row – Kayla Jarvis; Back Row left to right – Bartlett High School Coach Katie Maroon, Delores Jarvis (mother), Southwest Coach Keith Gentry