Culbertson signs with Missouri S&T
By Eric Wade
Nevada Daily Mail
Nevada High School senior Victoria Culbertson officially solidified her aspirations to continue her softball playing career Wednesday afternoon when she signed a letter of intent to play at Missouri University of Science and Technology, in Rolla, Mo.
Culbertson played four seasons on head coach Tammy Holcomb's Lady Tigers varsity squad and has been involved with traveling softball since she was in third grade. She will continue her career in softball alongside her older sister, Olivia, as a Lady Miner starting next spring.
In the spring 2012 season, the Lady Miners finished with an overall record of 15-38, 12-24 in Great Lakes Valley Conference play. Culbertson said there are a number of things that led to her decision to join the Lady Miners, including the strong engineering program offered at Missouri S&T, but the main thing was continuing the family connection she has had through all four years of her high school career when she played with both her older and younger sisters.
"Ultimately, it was the fact that I wanted to play softball in college with my older sister," she said.
Culbertson was a member of the 2010 Lady Tigers team that won the Class 3 State Championship and has also been an integral part of all three district championship teams. She received second-team All-District honors in 2011 and 2012.
She finished her high school career with 26 runs, 32 hits and 17 RBIs in 173 at-bats. She hit her only career home run in the 2012 season.
Culbertson's senior class has the most wins in Nevada High School softball program history. Upon her high school graduation this spring, Culbertson will begin her college life in pursuit of a degree in engineering management.
Culbertson will begin her college playing career when the Lady Miners take to the field for the first time in the spring 2013 season next February.