Tracy commits to SCC softball program

Surrounded by a support system of family and coaches, Jordan Tracy ’21 reviews the papers she needs to officially commit to SCC. Tracy first announced her decision on Monday, Nov. 2. Photo by Brynn Novotny

Senior Jordan Tracy officially signed on to continue her softball career at Southeast Community College-Beatrice on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

The signing followed her contribution to a 26-9 season that ended in a fourth-place finish at the NSAA Class C State Championship Tournament for the Jeffs. Tracy led her team in RBIs (49) and sent a school record-breaking 14 home runs over the fence. She also earned a .441 average and collected 41 hits. This offensive performance came after primarily serving as a defensive flex player last season.

“I’m very proud of what I did in my high school career,” Tracy said. “Looking back to sophomore year when I first started seeing varsity time to then starting junior and senior year, all I can see is an improvement. These past four years have been full of amazing memories that I will never forget.”

Senior Jordan Tracy steps into the box as the cleanup hitter. Tracy produced a school record-breaking 14 home runs for the Jeffs, breaking the previous record of 9 set by Raven DeFrain ’20 last season. Photo by Ericka Kroeker

Tracy was first approached by SCC Assistant/Hitting Coach Anthony Ybarra at the 2020 state tournament. While the senior was still deciding where to further her softball career, teammate Brittyn Wentz ’21 announced her own commitment to SCC and made it official on Monday, Nov. 2. This combined with a few other factors made an impact on Tracy’s final decision.

“I chose SCC because when I was talking to [Head SCC] Coach Jodi DeBoer, I already felt apart of the team,” Tracy said. “She made me feel welcomed, she told me what the team does and how they do things. It was a lot like how [Head Fairbury Coach Taylor] Biehl has done things: always making it intense and always wanting us to get better. When talking to her, she made the team sound like a family.”

Tracy put her commitment in ink on Tuesday surrounded by coaches, family and friends. She plans to play for the Nebraska Quakes travel team this upcoming summer to continue fine-tuning her performance before seeing competition at the collegiate level.

After signing, Jordan Tracy ’21 takes a moment to smile with SCC Coaches Anthony Ybarra and Jodi DeBoer, Fairbury Coaches Taylor and Tony Biehl, sisters Jayden Tracy ’23 and Kaylee Tracy and parents Rocky and Karinda Lee and Shawn and Kim Tracy. Photo by Brynn Novotny