HUDSON, TX (KTRE) - Although softball season is still a few months away, Tuesday was a very special day for one Hudson Lady Hornet. All-American pitcher Kelsee Selman officially signed to play softball with the LSU Tigers Tuesday afternoon.
Family, friends and classmates gathered in the Hudson ISD Board Room to watch the pitcher put pen to paper and make the verbal commitment official. Selman said she was just relieved to have the process finally be finished.
"It is really exciting to have it be official, and I am glad I am done with it," said Selman. "Today is a big relief and I am glad that it is over with and I can get back to softball."
Hudson softball coach and athletic director Jimmy Eby jokingly said he wished that he could use a "red shirt" on Selman and keep her in high school for a few more years. Eby also said he has full confidence in Selman because she puts in the hard work necessary to play college softball.
"She is the hardest worker that I know," said Eby. "If she is not pitching up at the school, she is at home pitching. If she is not at home throwing, then she is in the weight room. She is trying to get better every day and she is not satisfied with anything. It is just really exciting to see her sign because she just works so hard and deserves it."
Before Selman leaves for Baton Rouge she and the Lady Hornets will look to repeat as state champions in 2013.