DAVIS — When athletes make a choice of where to play college sports, it’s all about what is the perfect fit for them.

DAVIS — When athletes make a choice of where to play college sports, it’s all about what is the perfect fit for them.

In the case of Davis Lady Wolves senior standout Brinlee Dulaney, attending the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha to play softball seemed as natural as breathing.

Thursday morning, the two became one as Dulaney signed her National Letter of Intent in front of her friends, classmates, family and coaches inside the Davis High School library.

“I’m so thrilled and honored to have this opportunity,” Dulaney said. “The atmosphere on campus when I went and visited just felt like it fit for me, along with the people and the coaches as well. A light bulb just went off in my head and I really told myself I wanted to be a part of this program.”

In her final season as a Lady Wolves player, Dulaney finished with a .480 batting average to go with a .720 on base percentage, along with 28 RBI and 15 stolen bases.

Along with her statistics, Dulaney also can include multiple state tournament appearances on her stellar resume in both fast and slow pitch softball over the years.

This season the Lady Wolves finished 19-8, claiming a district championship and a regional tournament appearance under first-year head coach Tyler Lampkin.

USAO is also coming off a solid 2017 season.

The Drovers finished the year with an overall record of 40-18 for the season marking the fourth time in the programs history they had won 40 games, along with it being the first time since 2015 for the achievement.

Included in the successful season was a conference record of 21-7, along with a pair of victories in the NAIA regional tournament over Edward-Waters and Brenau.

Drovers head coach Jadyn Wallis was full of praise when speaking to the crowd about Dulaney as a person and what she feels she will bring to the USAO softball program.

“Brinlee is just going to be a great overall fit for this team,” she said. “We know she’s a great student and a great player, and we’re just excited to have her in the program.”

After experiencing the biggest stage possible in high school softball, Dulaney said she’s slightly nervous about elevating to the college level, but added it’s a challenge she’s ready to take on.

“It really makes me nervous thinking about that,” she said. “But I know I’m going to have a blast during this whole experience. When the time comes I’m going to be ready and enjoy it. I love my Davis teammates. I’m sad to leave them this year because we were a team, we were one, and we did everything together as a family.”

Dulaney said her early plans are to study dental hygiene and pursue a career in dentistry.