South Alabama softball pitcher Morgan Druhan, a former Alabama High School Association Class 5A Pitcher of the Year, will transfer to Kansas University for the 2011-12 academic year.
Druhan played the last two seasons for South Alabama in the Sun Belt Conference. Druhan, a native of Spanish Fort, Ala., went 10-6 in 24 appearances with a 2.77 earned-run average last season. Her 143 strikeouts led the team.
Druhan was named to the Sun Belt Commissioner’s Academic List in 2010.
“We are really excited to have a pitcher of Morgan’s caliber join our program for the next two seasons,” said KU coach Megan Smith, who will enter her third season next year. “She will come in and make an immediate impact and be a huge part of our success next season. Her tremendous strength, confidence, presence and successful experience pitching against top-level offensive teams will allow for her to step up into a leadership role within our pitching staff immediately.”
The 5-foot-6 hurler led Spanish Fort High School to the state semifinals during her senior year after recording 420 strikeouts in 194.2 innings.
As a junior in 2008, Druhan played in the north/south all-star game.