We are proud to announce the upcoming “signing” for Megan Ghrist, Wildcat softball senior first-baseman: Wednesday, November 14 @ 6 pm in the MVHS Athletic Foyer. All family and friends are invited to attend! Please enter at the Circle Drive Entrance, Door #2.
Megan will join the Oakland City University Softball team under the direction of Patti Buchta.
Megan has been playing softball since she was 6 years old, and she has played for several Mt. Vernon teams and several travel teams. These travel teams include the Rural Girls All-Stars (8U), South Gibson Swing, Indiana Matrix, Southern Indiana Eagles, and she now plays for the Indiana Shockwaves. While at Mt. Vernon, Megan owns the single-season RBI and home run records while also holding the all-time home run record with one season yet to play. Megan has been on the Big 8 All-Conference team twice, and was an All-State runner up this past season. Last year, Megan was on the All-Southwestern Indiana team as well.
When asked why she chose OCU, Megan replied: “I absolutely loved the small class sizes and the campus is beautiful. I like that it is Christian-oriented, and I think they have a great softball program and athletic department. Everyone I met while I was there was so kind and welcoming. I also like that it is only an hour away from home. I plan to study to become a physical therapist while I am there.”
Oakland City University is an independent NCCAAA/ NCAA Division II private coeducational school located in Oakland City, IN. The Lady Oaks are coached by Patti Buchta. Coach Buchta has been the head softball coach since 1992, where she has led the team to four NCCAA Regional Championships (1998, 2006, 2010, 2016), and eight NCCAA World Series Appearances (1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2010, 2016, 2017, 2018), finishing as the National Runner-Up in 1997. Her career record through her first 25 years of coaching stands at 357-502. The all-time winningest coach in both softball and volleyball, Buchta was elected to the Oakland City University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008.