MVHS would proudly like to announce an upcoming softball signing! Brooklyn Gibbs, senior Pitcher/Infielder, will be “signing” to continue her softball career at the University of Southern Indiana. We invite you to join us on Thursday, November 15 @ 5:30 pm in the Athletic Foyer. All family and friends are invited to attend. Please enter Door #2 at “Circle Drive” in front of MVHS.
Gibbs started playing softball at the age of 8 years old and joined a travel team one year later. Says Gibbs,”Growing up, I always played up a age group and was the smallest on my team. Being able to play with the older girls has helped me become the player I am today. I’ve been very fortunate to meet some amazing girls along the way and have made life long friends.” In addition to being a Lady Wildcat, Brooklyn has played for the Southern Indiana Crush, the Louisville Sluggers, the Kentucky Softball Club and Team Kentucky ASA Gold.
While a member of the MVHS Softball team, she has been named to the Big 8 All-Conference team and the All Southwestern team every year thus far. As a Sophomore, she was 3rd Team All State and moved up to 2nd Team All State as a Junior. She is a co-owner of the single-season home run record and has 111 strikeouts as a pitcher.
When asked why she chose USI, Gibbs replied: “I chose USI because they have a great biology program and their class sizes are a reasonable size for me. I love the softball program and the coaches. Coach Kunkle was very welcoming along with all the girls on the team. I have many friends that play there and they had nothing but good things to say about the program and that helped me a lot.” She plans to study biology (pre-medicine) while enrolled at USI.
The Screaming Eagles, under the direction of 18th year head coach, Sue Kunkle, are an NCAA Division II program. Last year saw the USI softball team win the GLVC Championships, return as Regional Champions and win the ultimate of college softball: NCAA II National Championship. Coach Kunkle is 513-361-1 in leading the Screaming Eagles to their first ever national championship. Additional information on the USI Screaming Eagles coaching staff and program can be found here: Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles Softball