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Crofoot inks with Huntington

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The Forester softball team has inked a blue chipper with the signing of Northridge High School standout Jada Crofoot.

Crofoot, a three-year starter for the Raiders, has carried a career batting average of .445 to lead her team offensively throughout her prep career. The heavy hitter has saved her best for last by hitting .561 this season. She boasts an on base percentage of .597 and has logged 32 hits, 11 for extra bases, while driving in 21 runs to help guide NHS to a 14-7 record.

Defensively, the versatile Crofoot has spent time at first base as well as right field. With this year’s awards still to come, she already claims an All-Conference badge from last year as well being named the Middlebury Athlete of the Month for April 2016.  

Crofoot plays summer travel ball for the Michiana Mystique coached by Ted Zimmerman where she batted .320 this past year while playing both first base and the outfield.

The Goshen native has also experienced success in the classroom by claiming a 3.5 GPA and earning nine college credits in route to an Honors Diploma. 

Pictured with Jada to her left are her father and stepmother, Nick and April Crofoot. To her right are her mother and stepfather, Angela and Levi Beachy. Standing are high school coaches and teammates as well HU head coach Doug Gower and HU assistant coach Tyler Palmer.

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 254 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.