Seneca standout Hunter Beard signs to Cottey College

Beard (16 years old) has earned all-conference, all-district and all-region honors

Seneca High School senior, Hunter Beard, signs today to continue her softball career at the college level. Beard is staying in Southwest Missouri, signing to join the softball program at Cottey College in Nevada.

“I love the coach and I think it’s going to be a really great environment,” says Beard. “Cottey is full of traditions. When I signed they gave me a duck call. It’s cool that there’s so much tradition.”

Beard is a four-time varsity letter winner for Seneca. She has earned all-conference, all-district and all-region honors.

“I knew I wanted to play softball at 10, maybe nine years old,” Bears says. “I started playing travel ball and that’s when I really started getting serious about it.”

The unique part is that Beard is signing today at just 16 years old.

“I skipped a grade when I was in first grade and then I started playing at the same age as everybody and I guess I just kind of kept going,” Beard says, “It’s definitely scary too. I know that going to college there’s going to be 20, 21-year-olds and I’m going to be sixteen. That’s kind of scary but I think it will be fun.”