Mac's Ledford joins CU softball
Taylor Ledford won't have to travel far to play her college softball, which the self-described homebody says is all by design.
The former MacArthur first baseman, who hit .400 with 10 home runs and 52 RBIs as a senior, signed with Cameron on Wednesday inside the MacArthur High cafeteria in front of the family and friends she chose to stay close to when picking CU over University of Science and Arts Oklahoma.
By choosing Cameron, Ledford is once again teammates with former Mac peers and current Cameron starters Macy McKay and Sonora Zukerman, along with being reunited her former high school head coach and current CU head man Rodney DeLong.
All of whom, along with location, played a big role in luring Ledford to CU.
"I had coach D as a coach in high school and I loved what he did with us during my sophomore year," Ledford said. "And my best friends (Zukerman and McKay) are already on the team so I knew most of the girls that were there. I didn't want to go far from home at all either, so it was just kind of the best place to go."
Cameron's historic success in DeLong's first year as head coach at CU played a role, too. Ledford, who had been committed to Cameron since March, watched as her future team advanced to its first NCAA Regional in program history.
"I'm so excited to get there after watching what coach D and the girls did last season," she said. "After making the first regional in program history, I'm excited to see how they learn from that heading into next year."