MADILL — Lady Wildcats senior Haley Furr signed a letter of intent to play softball for Murray State College in Tishomingo on Monday.
The multi-sport star just finished basketball season, where she has scored more than 1,000 points during her high school career.
“I chose Murray because I love the campus,” Furr said. “I went and visited the team and I loved the girls that are part of the softball team.”
Furr helped the Lady Wildcats win the regional consolation championship and was named the basketball homecoming queen in January.
As a student athlete, Furr said she’s learned a lot about not just basketball and softball, but life.
“If you want to get somewhere in life you have to work for it,” she said. “It doesn’t just come. You have to work at what you do.”
Furr would like to pursue a career in physical therapy.
Murray State head coach Marie Stone said several things stood out to her about the Madill senior.
“Haley is an awesome individual and she has a great family,” Stone said.
“We’re looking to bring in players that have an extremely hard work ethic. And, we’re looking for middle infielders to fill out our roster.
“I think she’s a great overall fit. She’s a great student, she loves the game of softball. She’s a student of the game. I think she’s going to be a great addition to our softball program.”
Stone’s team was ranked No. 17 in the NJCAA Division II preseason poll, but have struggled on the field to a 1-13 record to start the season.
The Lady Aggies lost in the first round of the NJCAA Div. II playoffs last season to LSU-Eunice after going 20-39 on the season.