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Back signs with Bears

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - A softball signing taking place in Hazard Monday afternoon.

Perry Central shortstop Whitney Back signed to play next season with the University of Pikeville. Back has a career batting average of .460. She was named Academic All-State last season and was recently selected by area coaches to play in this year's Kentucky East-West All-Star game.

"Knowing that I'm going to get to play college softball is amazing," says Back. "I just want to thank the Lord and my family and my coaches all these years for pushing me and making me work hard because it's paid off. It was awesome having everyone here watching me sign today. I'm looking forward to starting a new chapter at UPike with coach (Robert) Staggs."

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