LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- Tatum Watford, senior at Orangeburg Preparatory School (S.C.) has committed to attend Covenant College. By accepting the enrollment offer, Watford has expressed her intent to become a full-time student and play softball for the Lady Scots and head coach Sara Russell beginning in the fall of 2014.
Watford plays middle infield for the Lady Indians and head coach Jan Stoudenmire. Her talents helped propel OPS to SCISA 3-A State runners-up in 2013. Watford plays travel ball for Orange Crush and coaches Robbie Mims, Woody Watford, and Joe Hughes. Under Mims, she plays all infield positions.
A National Honor Society member at Orangeburg Preparatory School, Watford holds a 4.2 GPA in the classroom.
"The reason I primarily chose Covenant College was because I felt this was where God was leading me to go in the next steps of my life," said Watford. "On all my past visits, I was embraced and loved by all who I came in contact with. The campus is gorgeous and God's presence and handiwork are very much present."
Watford added, "Coach Russell has only shown my family and I love, encouragement, and support through my college decision. I am ecstatic to play for a lady who is passionate about her family, her team, but most importantly, Our Lord. I have spent the past 12 years of my life playing softball and I am thrilled that Covenant College and Coach Russell are allowing me to continue for four more years. I believe Covenant College is the place I need to be, and that being on Coach Russell's team will only enhance my experience even more." expressed Watford on why she chose to attend and play at Covenant.
Watford plans on bringing "determination and the drive to win to the softball team. I am flexible and willing to do any extra work to help my team. I also plan to work and prove myself to Coach Russell that I am worthy to be on her team and gain myself a starting position."
Watford plans to double major in Psychology and Physical Education while at Covenant.
Russell, along with the team and her coaching staff, are pleased to have Tatum Watford join the Lady Scots in 2014.