Taylor Campbell, a senior at Chuckey-Doak High School, has committed to continue her education and collegiate softball career at Maryville College in Maryville, Tenn.
Campbell, an Afton, Tennessee native, played her high school softball for the Black Knights. This 5'5 standout infielder earned a varsity letter and All-District honors in each of her prep seasons. As a freshman, Taylor was named the program's rookie of the year. She was named the Knight's best offensive player following her sophomore and junior seasons. At the conclusion of her senior year, after blasting 21 career homeruns, Campbell was named the school's recipient of the highest batting average accolade.
"We are excited to have Taylor Campbell join our Freshman Class," exclaimed Maryville College Head Coach Leah Kelley. "She is a very hard worker and has such respect for the game. I am expecting big things from her in the next four years."
Taylor joins a program that has flourished the past two seasons under the direction of Head Coach Leah Kelley. She has taken the Scots to the USA South Athletic Conference semi-finals the past two years during the post-season league tournament. Under her guidance, Maryville is 61-61 overall since the 2014-2015 season and 32-32 in USA South challenges.
Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2016 semester was 1,197.