Former Alabama Crimson Tide pitcher Krystal Goodman has her next step lined up. Goodman will join the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles softball program as a graduate assistant. Goodman, a Mississippi native will get started this coming fall after playing for the Crimson Tide from 2019 to 2021.

"When I look at Southern Miss softball, I see a great group of young ladies who are focused on building a positive and family oriented culture. When I was younger, I remember going to a Southern Miss softball camp and thought it was awesome! I got a shirt from players and thought that they were celebrities", started Goodman. "Now coming to Southern Miss as the graduate assistant, I want to bring vision to the team. I look at the big picture and know that I have been there and done that. I see my experience and vision an asset for the women to use and build upon."

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Goodman made 43 appearances in the circle for the Crimson Tide compiling a 22-2 record while striking out 71 batters in 160.1 innings pitched. Goodman came to the Crimson Tide as a transfer by way of Chipola College.

The journalism major was twice the Mississippi state softball MVP in 2015 and 2016 and was a two-time NJCAA First Team All-American in 2017 and 2018 at Chipola College in Florida. She helped the junior college finish as runner-up in the NJCAA Championship in 2018.

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