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Monday, January 31, 2011
Nicola Lawler
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Talladega, Alabama—Lindsey Sims, a freshman transfer student, signed with the Lady Tornadoes Softball team Friday, January 28th. Coach Mallory York says she is excited about having Lindsey. She’s known about her for some time. “She has great speed, she’s a great player, and she’s an all-around great student as well,” remarks TC Softball Coach York.

Present at Lindsey’s signing Friday were players: Lauren Beal, Tami Johnson, Quiyauna Slack, Jordan Ray; Lindsey’s father, Donnie Sims; and family friend, Jimmy Ray, Jordan Ray’s father. “We’re proud she’s here. She has worked hard. We’re glad she’s now at a 4-year school. It’s fantastic for her, and fantastic for us her parents,” Mr. Sims stated.

Lindsey has been playing softball since elementary school in Talladega County. She started playing the in-field, then she became a junior varsity catcher; and up to this point, she says she’s played every position. In high school, Lindsey was honored to be ranked as the top All-Tournament player and All-County player at Lincoln High School. The four TC players who attended her signing Friday, were her former team players in high school as well. Athletic Director, Wilberto Ramos says, “We’re happy to have Lindsey here at Talladega College. She will be an asset to the team.”

“I’m excited to be here. It’s great to get to play with some of my former teammates. Coach York has been extremely nice. I like how she presented the school and the program,” says Lindsey. Lindsey signed a contract and will play the Outfield position with the Lady Tornadoes. Lindsey transferred from Jefferson State Community College. She plans to major in Biology and become a Dental Hygienist.

Talladega College, founded in 1867, is Alabama's oldest historically black private college and among the oldest liberal arts colleges in the nation. Located in the historic district of the city of Talladega, Alabama, the college offers a range of degrees in four divisions: Business and Administration, Humanities and Fine Arts, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Social Sciences and Education.
Talladega College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award associate and baccalaureate degrees; and the school holds several institutional memberships. For more information visit www.talladega.edu

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The history of Talladega College began on November 20, 1865, when two former slaves William Savery and Thomas Tarrant, both of Talladega, met in convention with a group of new freedmen in Mobile, Alabama.

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