Grimm leaving her mark on Kent State record books (SIDEBAR)

Samantha Ross

The Akron Racers elected Maddy Grimm into the National Pro Fastpitch League Draft Sunday, making her the third player in Kent State softball history to get drafted.

Emma Johnson and Brittney Robinson were the other two softball players to be drafted into the NPF. In 2015, the Pennsylvania Rebellion selected Johnson and the Racers selected Robinson in 2007.

“We are very proud of Maddy and extremely excited for her to have the opportunity to continue her softball journey after college,” coach Eric Oakley said on the Kent State athletics website. “She is one of the best hitters in the country and a next level athlete whose defense and base running set her apart from your typical power hitter. It is exciting that Maddy is the newest member of the Kent State Athletics roster of pro athletes, and I know that she will continue to represent Kent State well.”

Grimm leads the MAC in slugging percentage (.852) and on-base percentage (.526). This season, she has 15 home runs, 46 RBI and a .343 batting average. 

Due to NCAA regulations, Grimm cannot sign until this season is over.