Bryant signs to play softball for Mount Olive

Megan Bryant signs her national letter of intent to play softball at University of Mount Olive. Front row (left to right): Randy Bryant, Megan Bryant, Misty Bryant. Back row (left to right): Scott Barbour, Robyn Braswell, Terry Braswell, Bruce Proctor, Chris Lassiter. (Michael Held photo)

Princeton’s Megan Bryant has always been a fierce competitor and after recently signing her national letter of intent, Bryant will compete at the next level, playing softball for the University of Mount Olive.

Mount Olive was a really good fit for Bryant as she noted feeling comfortable there when she visited.

“When I went to camp there, it felt like home and I didn’t feel pressure to be something I’m not,” said Bryant. “It fit me well.”

Bryant’s game has fit the Princeton softball program well as she has a career batting average of .380, has scored 84 runs and has delivered 71 base hits.

The Bulldogs have a combined record of 59-14 over Bryant’s three years of varsity experience and an even more impressive 34-2 mark inside conference play.

Princeton softball coach Terry Braswell credits Bryant’s ability to lead, even as an underclassman, as being a key to the Bulldogs’ success, including the team’s state championship two seasons ago.

“She was a leader from the word go,” Braswell said. “She didn’t mind saying what needed to happen.

She’s going to do what you need her to do both defensively and offensively; she gets it done.”

Bryant didn’t seriously consider any other schools as she honed in on the University of Mount Olive and looks to pursue a degree in criminal justice and hopefully go on to work at the State Bureau of Investigation.

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