LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech softball head coach Adrian Gregory has signed Missouri standout Trenity Edwards to an Athletic Scholarship Agreement (ASA) with Texas Tech, the program announced Monday.
A catcher from Moore, Okla., Edwards will be immediately eligible to join the Red Raiders as a sophomore for the 2019 season. She played her freshman season at Missouri in 2018, making 33 starts behind the plate for a Tiger squad that made the NCAA Tournament.
"The addition of Trenity Edwards is another step in our pursuit of elite competition at every position," head coach Adrian Gregory said. "Trenity had tremendous success in high school and has had great experience in an elite conference as a freshman. Her fierce drive to be the best and her power potential at the plate will be a great addition to our roster. It is definitely a great time to be a Red Raider!"
Edwards appeared in 41 games as a freshman, hitting .245 on the year. She was tied for third on the team with 27 RBI and tied for fifth on the team with five home runs. As the battery, she posted a .991 fielding percentage while throwing out 5-of-14 attempted stolen bases.
Rated as the No. 178 overall prospect in FloSoftball's final Class of 2017 "Top 200" players, Edwards attended Southmoore High School where she a key member in winning the Oklahoma Class 6A state championship in 2013. She played club ball for the East Cobb Bullets, taking home the 2016 18U USA Softball Junior Olympic Club title. She was honored on The Oklahoman's All-City teams in 2013 and 2014 before being named The Oklahoman's Player of the Year in 2015.
Edwards is the third transfer added to the Red Raider roster this summer, joining DePaul pitcher Missy Zoch and Lamar infielder Shelby Henderson. The trio will combine with eight high school signees to form a crop of 11 newcomers heading into Gregory's fifth season at the helm.