After signing with Alabama softball in November and enrolling for the spring semester, freshman Abby Doerr has been cleared by the NCAA to join the Crimson Tide and is immediately eligible for the 2020 season.

“We are so excited to welcome Abby to the Crimson Tide family,” UA head coach Patrick Murphy said. “She comes from a great athletic family, with her mom as a collegiate catcher and her dad a collegiate football player.”

Playing three prep seasons at Marist High School in Eugene, Ore., Doerr was named the 2019 4A Player of the Year and the Sky-Em Conference Player of the Year while also earning first team all-state honors. In 2018, she was named the Oregon Sports Award Softball Player of the Year and Mid-Western League Player of the Year. She also earned first team all-state and all mid-western league accolades. She is ranked 41st in her class on the Extra Inning Elite 100 list.