Sequoyah senior signs with NSU for softball
BY STAFF REPORTS
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Sequoyah Schools senior Saharra Henson has signed a letter of intent to play softball for the hometown Northeastern State University Riverhawks.
“I’m really looking forward to playing at the next level,” said Henson. “It’s going to be really hard, but I can do it.”
Henson, of Tahlequah, started out playing in the outfield, moved to third base and eventually assumed shortstop duties for Sequoyah. She helped get the Lady Indians to the state semifinals each of the past four years and has been selected to the all-state team.
“She is a good player and can do everything that you’d want,” Jeff Turtle, Sequoyah’s head softball coach, said. “She was the only senior we had on this team. We started three or four freshman at different times. She kind of took them in, and they followed her. She’s a good leader.”
Dana Cundiff, who coached Henson for years in summer leagues since the NSU-bound shortstop was 7 years old, said Henson is a “phenomenal player.”
“She will rise to the occasion at the college level,” said Cundiff. “The more she’s challenged, the better she does.”
Henson also had scholarship offers from Oklahoma City University and the University of Tulsa.
Sequoyah Schools senior Saharra Henson, second from right, stands with her coaches, from left, Mike and Dana Cundiff and Jeff Turtle. Henson recently signed a letter of intent to play softball for her hometown Northeastern State University Riverhawks in Tahlequah, Okla. COURTESY PHOTO