Midland-Native Commits To Pitch At Southern California University

Kendall Maddox was an all-state high school pitcher, and now she will pitch at Biola University.

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LA MIRADA, CA (05/20/2014)(readMedia)-- Softball is in Kendall Maddox's blood. She has been involved with the sport since she was just five years old, and is a star in her small town in West Texas.

She was a four-year varsity player at Greenwood High School, and then she took her talents to Howard College before deciding to join the Eagles at Biola. She's raked in the accolades at the high school level, and she has plenty of travel ball experience to go along with that.

She is a pitcher that knows how to hit, hitting .341 with seven homeruns and 32 RBI in 82 at bats this season.

"We are excited for Kendall to join our softball family," said Head Coach Lorie Coleman. "We found her just at the right time to fill in as our only junior pitcher. We expect her to complete our 2015 pitching staff in a big way. She will also strengthen our character-based program."

While in high school, Maddox was selected an all-league first team pitcher three different times and bookended her career with the league's newcomer of the year and MVP awards in her freshman and senior seasons, respectively.

As a senior, she made the Texas Girls Coaches' Association All-State team and was able to play in the all-star game.

She is not only a threat on the diamond, but in the classroom as well. She was a three-time academic all-district student in high school, including academic all-state honors as a senior, and she was placed on the Dean's list in both of her years at Howard.

"I am looking forward to going to Biola because it is out of my comfort zone and out of my small West Texas town," said Maddox. "I am also looking forward to the atmosphere at Biola. I ultimately hope to achieve a strengthened faith, and to be used by God on the campus and the field."

Outside of softball and studies Maddox enjoys going to church, being with family and friends, writing poetry, Christian and country music and participating in the Emmaus community and Chrysalis. She will begin her studies at Biola in the fall.