Dillon's Tara Grimsley has given a verbal commitment to play Division I softball at Western Carolina University. The centerfielder hit .524 with 7 homers and 41 RBI's for the Wildcats reaching the state semifinals. As a sophomore, Grimsley helped lead the Lady Wildcats to the state finals.
"Tara is an exceptional athlete and she'll be a great addition to the Western Carolina program," Dillon athletic director Jackie Hayes told WPDE Sports.
Grimsley is also the kicker for the defending 2A state champion Dillon football team. She kicked three extra points in the state championship game, the second time in South Carolina history a female scored in a state championship game. Grimsley will once again be kicking for Dillon in her senior year before closing out her high school softball career on the diamond.