TURNER — After experiencing a consistent tradition of success at Turner High School, Rylee Carter added another title to her stellar softball resume Tuesday morning.

TURNER — After experiencing a consistent tradition of success at Turner High School, Rylee Carter added another title to her stellar softball resume Tuesday morning.

College bound athlete.

In front of a crowd of peers, family and coaches at the Turner High School auditorium, the Lady Falcons stand out put pen to paper on a National Letter of Intent, signing to play for the Murray State College Lady Aggies in Tishomingo.

“This has been one of my goals for a long time,” Carter said. “It feels good knowing that it’s official and that I’m going to be able to do this. Murray State isn’t that far from home, and just being on campus was great. I love the softball girls and the coaching staff there as well.”

Carter’s time as a Lady Falcons player the last few years has been nothing short of impressive.

In the last two seasons alone, Carter and her teammates have managed to reach four consecutive state tournaments in fast and slow pitch, while also making the state semifinals this season in fast pitch.

In her senior season as a Lady Falcons player, Carter finished with a .391 batting average to go with a .477 on base percentage. 

She also totaled 36 hits with 10 RBI and 50 runs scored.

There was also the small matter of her being named as an All-State selection for her senior season to close out her fast pitch career in style.

In addition, Carter has scored 20 points in the first two games this season for the Lady Falcons basketball team, leading them to a 2-0 record to begin the year.

But on Tuesday the focus was all about softball and a celebration of a solid high school fast pitch legacy.

“My experience at the state tournament has helped me get prepared for college softball,” Carter said. “I wouldn’t trade my high school years at Turner for nothing. Coach (Shane) Hill isn’t easy on us, but that’s helped me become a better player because of his coaching while I was here.”

Murray State is a Division II NJCAA school, and finished with an overall record of 32-20 last season.