Lenoir City senior Lexi Henry has always had an interest in Tennessee Wesleyan College.
"I know it's a small school and you have to be top of the line to even be considered to get in," she said.
Henry made it official Tuesday that she will not just attend the college, but will also play softball for the Lady Bulldogs.
"Over the summer me and coach (Toby) Brooks, the head coach for Tennessee Wesleyan, we were talking back and forth," Henry said. "He offered and I was like, 'Of course,' because that's always been my No. 1 school."
Henry said the prospect of continuing her softball career at the next level is exciting and a chance she feels lucky to have.
"I know that most kids, senior year is the end of their career," she said. "I'm glad I get to keep playing."
The senior hopes the excitement of Tuesday's signing can also snowball into momentum for the upcoming season.
"I hope it gives me an extra boost and I hope it gives my teammates an extra boost," Henry said. "I hope we can play harder than we have before."
Henry has started at third base for the Lady Panthers as a sophomore and junior.
Lenoir City's softball team will play its first season under head coach Mike Zeller in the spring.