College signing

Kierra Moist: PSU Altoona softball

Name: Kierra Moist

High school: Area Area High School

Hometown: Altoona

Sport: Softball

Position: Center field

College choice: Penn State Altoona

Other colleges considered: None

Why I picked Penn State Altoona: “I loved the thought of being able to play in my hometown and having my family and friends in a close distance.”

Greatest high school achievement: “Having the ability to play varsity my entire high school career.”

Coach John Benson’s quote: “Kierra’s love for the game is undeniable. Her work ethic has made her a outstanding outfielder. She’s a player any coach would be thankful to have. (Head) coach (Joe) Morrelli will be getting a young lady ready to work and play the game with everything she has.”

How I got my start playing softball: “I started by watching my brother play baseball and my sister play softball. I never had the money to play until I met Peter Baran. He gave me my start with softball.”

Favorite college growing up: “I fell in love with Michigan, but I bled Blue and White for Penn State.”

What getting to play in college means to me: “Playing in college means the absolute world to me. Being able to play in college shows that all my hard work as a young ballplayer has paid off. I can’t fathom the thought of having this opportunity, but I wouldn’t change it for the world.”

Probable college major: Secondary education

Parents: David Moist