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Patriots News · Softball Adds Southeastern Louisiana Transfer Sydney Booker

Booker Was One of 25 Finalists for the NFCA Freshman of the Year Award last season

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama softball has announced the transfer of former Southeastern Louisiana standout Sydney Booker, who will be entering her sophomore season in 2015-16. A native of Madison, Ala., Booker was a Top 25 finalist for the NFCA Freshman of the Year award last season with the Lady Lions.

“We are really excited about the addition of Sydney to the Alabama softball family,” said Head Coach Patrick Murphy. “She comes from a very athletic family, including her father (David) who played football at Alabama for Coach Bryant. She will make our team better the next three years.”

Booker started all 52 games last season at SLU as the team’s primary shortstop. She set single-season school records in both RBI (49) and triples (8) while finishing second on the team with a .362 batting average, including nine doubles and eight home runs. She was named Second Team All-Louisiana by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association and Third Team All-Southland Conference.

Booker is a native of Madison, Ala., where she played prep softball at Bob Jones High School. There, she was an All-South Region and All-State performer who hit .403 over her career, including a .489 clip with 23 doubles and 51 runs scored as a senior. Booker’s father, David, is a former wide receiver for the Crimson Tide football team who played on the 1979 national championship team.