CHS senior signs scholarship with Southern Union

Published 2:56 pm Monday, March 25, 2013

By MOLLIE BROWN / Community Columnist

Calera High School senior Kymber McGiboney signed a softball scholarship with Southern Union Community College in a ceremony held Feb.6 in the school library. McGiboney said she has dreamed of this opportunity for years.

McGiboney (Contributed)

McGiboney (Contributed)

“I have always wanted to play softball at a collegiate level, so I am extremely excited to get this opportunity,” she said. “I began playing city league softball when I was 4, and at age 10 started playing at a competitive level through travel ball. I love the game!”

McGiboney credits her parents, Monk and Vickie, and her coaches for success in reaching her dream.

“Monk and I are very proud of Kymber’s achievements both athletically and academically,” Vickie said.

McGiboney began playing varsity softball in seventh grade under CHS Coach Chris McCrackin.

“Kymber has been the ultimate team player,” said McCrackin.

“She is hard working, selfless and dedicated to her teammates. She has played three different positions over her career and has excelled at all of them. She comes from a great family who is very supportive of her and the softball program. She has been a joy to coach, and I am going to miss her greatly!”

McGiboney is ready for her final year of high school softball.

“I am confident about our team this year,” she said.

“We have the passion, drive and heart to have a winning season. We work well together, we’re like family. I am ready to have that same bond with my Southern Union teammates.”


Mollie Brown is a business columnist for the Shelby County Reporter. She can be reached at