Wildcats' Knight signs with Tabor

By Steve Sell
February 20, 2017
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MOUNDRIDGE — Moundridge senior softball standout Chelsey Knight has no pressure on her now as she enters the upcoming season.

Knight has her college choice already decided as she recently signed a letter of intent with Tabor College. She can now concentrate on helping the Wildcats in their bid to make the state tournament.

Knight is coming off a junior year in which she hit .419 and she’s known for her speed as she stole 17 bases. She has the single-season school record with 27 and the career record with 68 with one season left to play.

Knight has earned a plethora of honors in her first three years as she has played four positions on the diamond.

As a freshman in 2014, she was a Heart of America League first-team selection as an infielder. She was first-team DH in 2015 and first-team infielder in 2016. Last year she also earned The Hutchinson News’ All-Area honorable mention distinction as a utility player.

She has been a three-time Moundridge Scholar-Athlete winner, including last year when her GPA was between 3.85 and 4.0.

She also has enjoyed numerous success playing for summer traveling teams, earning numerous MVP honors.

“It felt like a good fit when I stepped on to the Tabor College campus,” Knight said. “I like the team and coaching staff.”

She also has been a four-year volleyball standout and lettered for three years in basketball. She earned HOA volleyball honors during career and was selected to the All-Tournament Team at Cheney. In basketball, she was on the Moundridge girls team that took second in the state.

Off the court she has participated in the regional music festival and has represented the Moundridge woodwind choir.

“I think Tabor is a good fit for her,” Moundridge softball coach Aaron Annis said. “I know Suzanne Unruh very well, as I student assisted under her during my time at Tabor. She will do great things for the Bluejay softball program.  I'm excited for her and can't wait to see her play at the college level.”

Knight said she is leaning toward major in criminology.