College signing

Name: Amanda Parrish

High school: Altoona

Hometown: Dysart

Sport: Softball

Position: Catcher

College choice: Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Other colleges considered: Juniata, UPJ, Wiedener, Robert Morris, Berry (Ga.) College

Why I picked IUP: “It was the right size, I liked the coaches, and it seemed like a good fit for me.”

Greatest high school achievement: “Winning districts in volleyball.”

Former Altoona coach Christie Klausman’s quote: “She’s very hard-working, dedicated, and she’s been a leader since she was a freshman. She played for me for three seasons, and she was one of the most coachable kids I’ve ever coached. She plays the game with a lot of heart, and she plays hard. She’s a great athlete and a great person.”

How I got my start playing softball: “My parents introduced the sport to me when I was five years old.”

Favorite college growing up: Ohio State

Other interests: Volleyball, being outdoors

What getting to play in college means to me: “It’s always been a dream of mine to play in college. I achieved my goal, and I’m excited to play.”

Probable college major: Accounting

Parents: Deb and Guy Parrish