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Citizen signs letter of intent

Citizen signs letter of intent
(photo submission) Muscogee (Creek) citizen Jolie Fish signs a letter of intent to play softball with the University of Wisconsin.

Liz Gray/Reporter

Fish commits to University of Wisconsin

OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — Muscogee (Creek) citizen Jolie Fish signed her letter of intent to play softball at the University of Wisconsin.

The senior from Carl Albert High School and member of Tulsa Elite 2000 Jacks competitive softball team expressed her excitement.

“It was awesome. It was like a dream come true,” Fish said.

Fish started playing softball around 8-years-old and began her competitive career at the age of 10.

The competitive spirit and desire to travel appealed to Fish and gave her the ultimate goal of playing at the collegiate level.

“That was my goal, I’ve always wanted to go play college ball somewhere,” she said.

Fish accomplished recognition and championships during her high school career as middle infielder, playing both shortstop and second base.

She was named the Oklahoma Class 5A District 1 second basemen of the year as a sophomore, offensive player of the year as a junior and utility player of the year this year as a senior.

As a member of the fast pitch softball team she helped defeat Piedmont 12-0 for the Oklahoma Class 5A State Championship.

A team profile report based on her performance with Tulsa Elite stated Fish is solid at shortstop with a lot of range.

Fish said one of her favorite parts of playing defense is covering as much ground as she can, giving 100 percent and being a leader on the field.

Fish’s ability on both sides of the field impressed Wisconsin Head Coach Yvette Healy, making her the first signee during Healy’s tenure to come from the state of Oklahoma.

‘Jolie has speed, power and athleticism. She can hit for average and put the ball over the fence. Jolie knows how to win…’ Healy said on the Wisconsin website.

Jolie wants to do a suitable job in representing the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, hoping to inspire young girls that are up and coming in the sport.

“Hopefully I can do a good job in Wisconsin and make everyone proud,” she said.

She said she wants to show young people that as long as they work hard and work hard always, they can do anything.

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