by Rusty Ellis
White County senior Savannah Barr made her collegiate commitment official on Friday, as she signed her national letter of intent to play softball at Culver-Stockton College after graduation.
For Barr, she says she was excited to make things official and sign the dotted-line.
“It’s very rewarding, I’m really excited for the next four years,” Barr said. “The fact that I get to go on to the collegiate level, it’s a really exciting day for me.”
For many athletes, the recruiting process can be a very stressful time. Barr says she didn’t experience that at all because she felt like Culver-Stockton made it really easy for her.
“When I got the call from the coach, I knew I wanted to go there,” Barr said. “As soon as I stepped on campus, I knew I wanted to go to school there for the next four years.”
Her current head coach Jerry Roberts says her signing is a testament to her hard work both in season and in the offseason.
“The kid’s put in a lot of dedication and getting pitching lessons,” Roberts said. “I’m so happy it’s worked out for her, and that all of her hard work has put her through to the next level. She’s a good kid and a great player, and we’re lucky to have her.”
Roberts continues to say that Culver-Stockton is a good fit for Barr.
“The campus is beautiful,” Roberts said. “It’s small and beautiful…the coach up there is a great fit for her, so we think it’s a great fit all-around for Savannah.”
As far as what Barr is looking forward to the most about being there, she’s looking forward to being away from home for a bit.
“I’m a very independent person,” Barr said. “I’m looking forward to that, and meeting new people. I get to meet a whole new group of people, a group of people I don’t know. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”