Haydyn Jenkins, of Kings Academy of Seymour Tennessee, is looking forward to continuing her education and her softball career at Maryville College.
Jenkins is a celebrated shortstop that helped lead the Lions of Kings Academy to three state championships and a runner-up finish. She earned multiple honors during her high school career culminating with a .587 career batting average. Jenkins earned All-District honors in 2016, '17, '18, and '19. She also was honored as an All-Region performer in 2017 and 2019. Jenkins continues her long list of accolades as being named to Tennessee's All-State team in 2016 and 2019 along with District Player of the Year honors and Sevier County Player of the Year accolades, both in 2016.
Coach Leah Kelley also wanted to extend a welcome to Haydyn saying, "We are excited for this late addition to our program." Coach Kelley goes on with, "Haydyn comes from a championship high school program. She knows how to win and knows what it takes to win. She will come in and help fill a role at shortstop."
Haydyn Jenkins will join a Scots Softball club that in the last two seasons has earned a pair of USA South Tournament Championships. Both Scots Nation and Coach Kelley are looking forward to the 2019-20 season along with having Jenkins bolstering the roster.
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 2018 semester was 1,181.