Nov. 22, 2010
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama softball coach Patrick Murphy announced the signing of Jadyn Spencer (Waterloo, Iowa). Spencer is considered one of the top overall athletes in this year's collegiate softball signing class.
"Jadyn is probably the best athlete in the state of Iowa right now," Murphy said. "She has been all-state in softball, basketball and track for the past three years. Her mom (Joni) and dad (Marvin) are former collegiate athletes in Iowa so she has some great bloodlines. She, too, has not touched her ceiling for softball. Once she concentrates on one sport, it is going to be fun watching her improve her entire game."
Spencer heads to Alabama from Waterloo West High School where she was named the 2010 4A Player of the Year. Spencer has been an all-state selection every year at Waterloo and has added all-conference, all-metro and team MVP honors.
Off the softball field Spencer has excelled on the basketball court and track as well. She has garnered all-state honors in basketball in back-to-back seasons and amassed over 1,000 points. On the track she has been a state qualifier in the shot put, 4x100 relays and 100 meters. She holds the school record in the shot put in and sprint medley.
Spencer is a rare Crimson Tide softball signee from the state of Iowa, which is also the native state of Coach Murphy. The Crimson Tide skipper hails from Fayette, Iowa.