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Softball’s Allie Parkerson Signs National Letter of Intent with West Georgia

MACON, Ga. – Senior Allie Parkerson signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball at the University of West Georgia on Friday morning, Nov. 18, in front of students, faculty, staff, friends and family.

The signing is the first for the softball program for the 2016-17 academic year and second for the Class of 2017. (Wesley Hanson signed to play golf at Valdosta State on Nov. 10.)

“I’ll always be thankful that God gave me the ability to play softball,” Parkerson said. “My coaches and teammates, present and past, have pushed me to be my best. With their hard work and dedication, I know I wouldn’t be here today.”

Parkerson has certainly left a legacy on the FPD Fast-Pitch program.

In her senior season, the Lady Vikings captured the GHSA Class 1A Private State Championship with Parkerson leading the way behind the plate as catcher and with her offense at the dish.

Parkerson, who was recently named the GHSA Class-A Region 7 Player of the Year, shattered offensive records en route to FPD’s State Title.

The slugger set new program records for single-season home runs (16), single-season RBI’s (48), and career home runs (26).

Parkerson is also third all-time in single-season batting average at .562. Her 59 hits in 2016 puts her second in single-season hits. She also sits second with 159 career hits.

In 2015, Parkerson was named to the All-Middle Georgia Softball Team by The Macon Telegraph and picked up All-Region 7 First Team honors.

In 2014, Parkerson was named to the GACA All-State 2nd Team and the All-Region First Team.

“My family has always supported my goals,” Parkerson said. “Even if it meant traveling to the other side of the country, they’ve fully supported my dreams and never once questioned them. I love them and am so thankful for them.”

Added Parkerson: “I’m here because of athletics, but there’s no way I could’ve done this without all of my supporters. I am forever grateful.”

West Georgia is member of NCAA DII and competes in the Gulf South Conference.

The First Presbyterian Day School Department of Athletics strives to build the student athlete both in the playing arena and the classroom while upholding the school’s mission statement to educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory. For more information, visit www.fpdvikings.com and sign up for up-to-the-minute news and scores by visiting www.twitter.com/FPDVikingSports.

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