Nov. 15, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. – Georgia softball head coach Lu Harris-Champer has announced that Katie Collins of Collins, Ga., has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Bulldogs beginning in 2014-15.
“Katie is an absolute baller on the field,” Harris-Champer said. “She is a five-tool player that plays with the same type of intensity as former Bulldog great Megan Wiggins. She has speed, power, a strong arm, a great glove and can flat out hit. She fits into the blue collar mentality that we want our team to exude in practice and in competition.“
Collins was a four-year member of the Tattnall County High School softball team where she played for Sherry Richards. A three-time region player of the year, twice in AAA and once in AA, Collins helped Tattnall County to three Sweet 16 appearances in the state championship, as well as a region championship and two region runner-up finishes. As a senior, Collins was named the Wendy’s High School Heisman winner for Tattnall County, the AAA Region Player of the Year and was a first team all-region selection as a shortstop. Following her junior year, she was the AAA Region Player of the Year, a first team all-region shortstop and a member of the all-state team. Collins was named the AA Region Player of the Year, a first team all-region team member and a member of the all-state team as a sophomore. Following her freshman season, Collins was named to the first team all-region team as a shortstop. Collins also excelled in track and basketball at Tattnall County. Collins also played for the GA Angels Gold, coached by Ty and Katie Reitkovich. Collins is the daughter of Billy and Tammy Collins.
Collins is the first of six signees to be announced as part of the Georgia signing class that will join the program in 2014-15. Georgia will reveal a new member of the signing class each day until all six have been announced. Fans are encouraged to check www.georgiadogs.com, Facebook (www.facebook.com/UGAsoftball) and Twitter (@UGAsoftball) for information on each of the newest Bulldogs.