Katlyn Smith, a senior at Grayson High School, has committed to continue her education and collegiate softball career at Maryville College in Maryville, Tenn.
Smith, a Loganville, Georgia native, played her high school softball for the Rams. This 5-foot-8 standout pitcher and outfielder was a four-year varsity standout and scholar athlete. She has earned All-County and All-Region accolades while being named to the county's team and academic team of the month. This 2016 Georgia Positive Athlete exceled on the mound her senior year. In 75 innings of work she posted a stellar 1.7 ERA while striking out an amazing 108 hitters.
"Out of high school Katlyn Smith was a highly sought after recruit. She is dominating on the mound and athletic enough to play other positions on the field," stated Maryville College Head Coach Leah Kelley. "Katlyn works hard in developing her skills and I look forward to watching her perfect her pitches. She will play a big role in our pitching staff immediately."
Katlyn joins a program that has flourished the past two seasons under the direction of Head Coach Leah Kelley. She has taken the Scots to the USA South Athletic Conference semi-finals the past two years during the post-season league tournament. Under her guidance, Maryville is 61-61 overall since the 2014-2015 season and 32-32 in USA South challenges.
Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2016 semester was 1,197.