||MSU softball reels in transfer from Arkansas
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA/MSU Athletics) — Mississippi State softball head coach Vann Stuedeman has announced the addition of infielder Jessica Harrison as a sophomore transfer from the University of Arkansas.
A native of Magnolia, Texas, Harrison appeared in 47 games in 2015 with 44 starts on the left side of the infield (41 at third base and three at shortstop).
Harrison will sit out the upcoming 2015-16 season, but will have eligibility for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 academic years.
“Jessica, aka Reggie, exudes determination,” said Stuedeman. “You can see it in her eyes. She cannot wait to get the batter’s box. She is a strong athletic kid with one of the strongest arms in the game.”
Over two seasons with the Razorbacks, Harrison appeared in 74 games with 62 starts and tallied 11 multi-hit games, along with five multi-RBI games. In her two seasons at Arkansas, she recorded four home runs and 25 RBIs. In the classroom, Harrison was named to the 2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll and the 2014 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
“Mississippi State offers a home-like family environment that has a great coaching staff,” said Harrison. “The opportunity to redshirt gives me a fresh start to my softball and college career while learning the Bulldog lifestyle. Becoming part of something as special as what they have at State is something I am truly excited for.”