Nov 15, 2012 8:03 PM by Andrew Masuda
Nipomo High softball star Courtney Cuzick inked a national letter of intent on Thursday to the University of Pennsylvania. The senior is a four year varsity player for the Titans and the area's most dominant pitcher. She became the first softball player in school history to sign with a four year university.
Cuzick led the Titans to their first-ever Los Padres League title last season as a junior. She hit .487 at the plate with 3 home runs, 25 runs and 21 RBI. Cuzick also went 18-8 in the circle with 9 shutouts and a 0.79 ERA. She struck out 305 hitters in 177.2 innings pitched.
As a sophomore, Cuzick hit .333 and went 15-9 with a 0.66 ERA and struck out 272 in 159.1 innings. She went 7-7 with an 1.41 ERA and hit .264 as a freshman for Nipomo.
Cuzick, who originally verbally committed to Bucknell University last year, said she was thrilled for this once in a lifetime opportunity.
"Penn's been like my top choice this whole time so when I had the opportunity to make that happen I had to go for that. They have the top business school in the country and that's what I want to go into. And the campus is in downtown Philadelphia and it's really awesome. And they have a really good softball program," said Cuzick.
Penn is coming off its best-ever season. The Quakes won a program-best 33 games and went 15-5 in Ivy League play.
Cuzick, St. Joseph shortstop Dana Bouquet and San Luis Obispo pitcher Andrea Reynolds all signed NLI's on Thursday. All three play on the same traveling club team the San Jose Sting, which is coached by Bob Perales.
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