Madison Boyd is a senior softball player at ETSU. She is majoring in exercise science and is from Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she attended high school at Girls Preparatory School (GPS).

While she was at GPS, she won two state championships as a freshman and sophomore. Her junior and senior year, she helped her team to two runner-up appearances in the state championship.

Senior Madison Boyd

Senior Madison Boyd

“The most memorable game while playing at GPS would have to be the state championship game freshman [year], just because I played with a lot of cool people who went on to play for universities,” Boyd said.

Boyd has been playing softball since she was 5 years old. She got into softball because her sister played, and her dad was a coach. It was a family thing.

“My sister has been a big influence in my life beyond softball,” Boyd said. “Whenever I need advice about something, she’s always there for me.”

Entering her senior year, her most memorable game so far was during this past year, when ETSU took the championship from Mercer. Her goal this season is to play as a team.

“I feel we have a good group of girls… and of course we want to win the SoCon,” Boyd said.

Her goal after college is to apply for a position at Memorial Hospital in cardioactive rehab to live close to her fiancé and get married.

“What I’ll miss most about playing softball here at ETSU will definitely be having a team, since I’ve always had teammates who have always been there for me,” Boyd said.

The Lady Bucs will open the softball season against Murray St. on Feb. 13 in tournament play at Kennesaw State.