I was not heavily recruited out of high school and really had no one encouraging me to pursue a scholarship or walk-on position in college. I never believed it was possible for me. I was all set to attend junior college, because that was all my family could afford. Late in the summer after I graduated high school, the coach at the junior college informed me of a roster opening at a NCAA Division I school nearby. I jumped at the chance to play at that level and was blessed to receive a scholarship as well! Playing a collegiate sport taught me many valuable life lessons and allowed me so many opportunities I would never have dreamed possible. Through Athletes in Action and Competitive Edge International, I have been a member of softball teams that have competed in East Asia, Mexico, South America and the Netherland Antilles. Through FCA softball, I have met and learned from several Olympic players. These experiences gave me the confidence and knowledge to serve as a clinician for many softball camps over the years. After graduating college, I accepted a position to coach Division III softball and serve as sports information director at a local university. All of these opportunities led me to my current position with NCSA. I value the opportunity to help families on their journey through the recruiting process, and it is an honor to help student-athletes pursue their passion to play college sports.