Name: Hannah Mercer
High school: Hollidaysburg
Position: Shortstop, second base
College choice: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Other colleges considered: Marist, Lock Haven, Siena, Ashland
Why I picked IUP: "I was told I need to pick a college regardless of softball. IUP has everything I was looking for in a college, and Coach [Bill] Graham runs an amazing softball program. The second I stepped on campus, I knew I wanted to go there.''
Greatest high school achievement: "Winning back-to-back District 6-AAA basketball championships.''
Coach Mike Harris' quote: "Hannah is one of the best softball players to come out of Hollidaysburg. She is consistently a hard worker and a great kid with a great attitude. She's a team leader. Her fielding is phenomenal. Most look at her hitting stats, but she made plays in the field that aren't going to be seen around here for a long time.''
How I got my start playing softball: "I played tee ball and little league with the boys until I was 12, then I made the switch to softball with the Altoona Express.''
Favorite college growing up: Penn State
Other interests: Basketball, hanging out with friends, going to the beach
What getting to play in college means to me: "All of my hard work had paid off, and I get to continue doing what I love.''
Probable college major: Marketing
Parents: Don and Barb Mercer