Nov. 25, 2008
TALLAHSSEE, Fla. – Florida State Athletics Department, along with head softball coach Lonni Alameda, announced the signing of two student-athletes to National Letters of Intent on Tuesday, November 25. Morgan Bullock of Dacula, Ga., and local Godby High School standout, Tiffani Brown, will join the Seminoles for the 2009-10 season.
Brown is just the fourth local high school player to be signed to a softball scholarship at Florida State. She was a first team Tallahassee Democrat All-Big Bend selection last season after hitting at .435, notching 15 RBI, four doubles, a home run and 31 stolen bases.
“Tiffani is a well-rounded athlete that has some much needed speed to bring to our program,” Seminole head coach Lonni Alameda said. “We look to utilize her as a utility-style player and we are very excited about her potential to grow here at Florida State.”
Bullock joins the Seminole family after leading her Mill Creek High School squad to a 2008 AAAAA State Championship. Accolades from the season include Region 7AAAAA Player of the Year, Gwinnett County Player of the Year, Gwinnett Daily Post Player and Player of the Year and she is expected to make the All-State first team and be named Georgia Pitcher of the Year later this month.
The right-handed pitcher had a strong year at the plate with a .496 average, 34 stolen bases and 35 runs scored. But it was in the pitching circle where she truly stood out as she posted career bests with a 27-4 record, a 0.52 ERA and 221 strikeouts.
“We are very excited to have Morgan join our squad,” Alameda said. “Not only is she a great ball player, she is a leader and a great person. We look forward to the championship mentality she has which helped guide her high school team to win the title this year. She is going to be a big part of Seminole softball next season.”
Florida State comes off a 38-28 record that ended at the Tuscaloosa NCAA Regional. The Noles open their 2009 campaign on February 6 at the Texas Invitational in Austin, Texas.