Alana Jergenson

Polk County senior Alana Jergenson has verbally committed to play softball at Tusculum University.

Jergenson plans to accept an offer to join the Pioneers, a Division II program based in Greeneville, Tenn. and a member of the South Atlantic Conference.

Jergenson earned all-state honors as a sophmore after a 2019 season in which she hit .510 with 25 RBI. She led Polk County that season in on-base and slugging percentage. She opened the 2020 season with at least one hit in all three games before the COVID-19 pandemic ended the spring campaign.

Jergenson plays with the Carolina Elite SC travel program in Greenville, S.C.

An outstanding athlete, Jergenson took part in five sports during her junior year, competing with the Wolverine golf, girls basketball, indoor track, softball and outdoor track teams. She qualified for the state indoor track championships last season in the shot put.

Tusculum opened its 2020 season with a 15-7 record before the pandemic ended play. The Pioneers began the season 13-2, the best start in school history.

The 2021 softball season is currently slated to begin on March 1, with the regular season beginning March 15 and running through April 30.