Tennessee softball catcher Ally Shipman announced Wednesday, via Twitter, that she will be transferring from the Volunteers to the Crimson Tide.


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Alabama lost multiple big bats due to the graduation of the super seniors last season. Shipman's arrival in Tuscaloosa, is a good sign for the Crimson Tide in 2022.

Shipman had her team's fourth-highest batting average (.304) during her 2021 season with Tennessee. The catcher racked up eight home runs, batted in a team second-best of 39 RBIs and scored 27 runs.

The senior will have an opportunity to fill in the catcher's spot that Bailey Hemphill held last season. Not only will she be a big part of Team 26 behind the plate but will also contribute at the plate as well.

Shipman joins the Crimson Tide with two years of remaining eligibility as one of many athletes that were granted an extra year of play due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

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