Ohio State announced on Aug. 3 that it has added a graduate transfer to the softball team, as former James Madison standout Cambry Arnold will play her final season in Columbus.
🚨NEW BUCKEYE ALERT🚨
She's coming home. Welcome Cambry Arnold back to the great state of Ohio!
— Ohio State Softball (@OhioStateSB) August 3, 2020
For Arnold, the 2020-2021 season will be her first game action since 2019, as she sat out the shortened 2020 season because of an injury. It will also mark a return to Ohio, as she played her high school ball at River Valley High School in Mt. Gilead, Ohio.
“We are excited to welcome Cambry back home to join the Buckeye family,” said head coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly. “As a graduate transfer, she comes to us with high-level postseason experience. Cambry will be a solid addition to our talented outfield group.”
As an outfielder for the Dukes, Arnold was a three-time NFCA All-Northeast Region honoree, two-time VaSID All-State selection and a participant in 150 games over three seasons. She finished her JMU career with a .327 batting average with 130 hits, 96 runs, 32 walks and 19 RBI, along with a 958 fielding rate and 156 putouts. She’ll likely move into a starting role upon her arrival at Ohio State, and should be an instant impact player for the Buckeyes, who went 9-9 during the shortened 2020 season.
She’s the ninth new addition to the team for the upcoming season, joining 2021 recruits Taylor Heckman, Destinee Noury, Emily Ruck and Allison Smith and new walk-ons Hannah Bryan, McKenzie Bump, Kirsten Eppele and Lindsey Potter.
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