Lady Bulldogs centerfielder signs with Southern Virginia University

Photo by Jeff Pope
Tessa Ramsey (center) signs her letter of intent to play softball with Southern Virginia University next year surrounded by her parents, Tammie and Kevin Ramsey (sitting) and Athletic Director Don Petranovich, Coach Becky Barris, Asst. Coach Chris Gilmore and Principal Doug Watson.

Photo by Jeff Pope Tessa Ramsey (center) signs her letter of intent to play softball with Southern Virginia University next year surrounded by her parents, Tammie and Kevin Ramsey (sitting) and Athletic Director Don Petranovich, Coach Becky Barris, Asst. Coach Chris Gilmore and Principal Doug Watson.

Winslow High School senior Tessa Ramsey signed a letter of intent to play softball at Southern Virginia University at Buena Vista, Virginia, on Wednesday. Ramsey has been the centerfielder and a key member of the Winslow Lady Bulldogs softball team throughout her high school career. She was recently named to the Arizona State 3A Conference All Tournament Team.

Ramsey is a very talented athlete who was an All American cheerleader and dancer last year. She has been hired by the National Cheerleaders and Dancers of America (NCADA) to teach those skills at various locations all over the United States. She left for Kansas City on Friday to begin her summer's work for the NCADA.

She was named the 3A North Region Softball Player of the Year at the end of the season. Among the many other awards Ramsey has received are an AIA Scholar Athlete Award for spirit line and softball and All State 3A Conference Team for softball. She has been invited to play in the Arizona Coaches Association Senior All Star Softball Game.

Ramsey was a four year letterman in softball and on the pom squad. She was a .450 hitter during the regular season and led the team in runs scored, walks, stolen bases and sacrifices.

The Southern Virginia Lady Knights finished the 2005 season with a 9-23 record, but did manage a victory over eventual USCAA Champion St. Mary's of the Woods in a tournament at LaGrange, Georgia at the end of the season.

Ramsey will bring excellent speed, a fine throwing arm and a potent bat to the Lady Knights arsenal. Her exceptional defense and daring base running skills played a large part in the success of the Lady Bulldogs and in similar successes of her Little League All Star teams that included an Arizona State Champion team in 2003.

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