TEXARKANA, Ark. — Arkansas High senior Jordyn Standley is continuing to make her mark on the Lady Backs softball program.
Standley pitches for Arkansas High, but also plays the corner positions in the infield.
Standley signed a letter-of-intent to play softball at SAU-Tech, joining the Rockets in the fall.
"I plan to major in General Health and Nursing, with hopes of one day being a Neonatologist.
"Since I was younger, I was always fascinated with babies and baby-sitting. I just wanted to stay in that area of interest."
Standley is the daughter of Jason and Shelly Standley.
"It means a lot to me signing, especially because I was recruited during the pandemic," Standley said. "It was good to see all the hard-work I've put in on the field and in the classroom paying off."
Standley's favorite subject at Arkansas High is Math and English.
"I've always been really good in math, although I'm not a big fan of math," Standley said. "That makes it easier to deal with.
"In English, it's mostly the teachers I've had. I've had the same two teachers throughout high school and they've made English a lot more fun for me."
Standley also credits Arkansas High coach Kaylee Treas-Dalby for a portion of her development to this point.
"With me and Coach KD, she's like a second mom to me," Standley said. "On the softball field, she's helped grow my love of the sport. I've watched her face adversity and she hasn't given up.
"I see how hard she works with us and I see how much she loves the sport. She makes me love it that much more."
Standley will be back in action with the AHS on Tuesday, as the Lady Backs travel to Sheridan to continue their conference schedule.