Making her decision

North Jackson's Amber Atkins has committed to play college softball at Cleveland State Community College.

 

North Jackson catcher Amber Atkins has decided where she will play college softball.

Atkins announced on Twitter that she has committed to play at Cleveland State Community College in Cleveland, Tennessee.

“I’m am blessed to announced I have a committed to continue my academic and softball career at Cleveland State Community College,” Atkins said in a tweet on Wednesday. “I want to say thank you to God, my family, my teammates and all my coaches for always being there and pushing me into the player I am today.”

Atkins is a three-year starter for the Chiefs and was a second-team Class 4A all-state selection as a designated hitter last spring. Atkins batted .386 (61-for-158) and led the team with 15 home runs and 75 RBIs. She also had 11 doubles, one triple, and 23 walks and sported an on-base percentage of .476 while helping the Chiefs go 42-15, win their first area tournament championship and reach the state tournament for the first time in program history.

Atkins also plays basketball at North Jackson and helped the Chiefs win an area tournament title last season.

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