AUBURN, Ala. - The Auburn softball team, in unison with Team IMPACT, have announced the signing of 12-year old An-Mei Ellisor.
"An-Mei is a great addition to our team because of her athleticism, willingness to do anything asked of her, and of course her fearlessness and grit in her approach to athletics and in life," said head coach Clint Myers. "We're ready for her to lead us to the Women's College World Series and our first national championship."
An-Mei was diagnosed with Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma in July of 2016. Two days after her diagnosis, she started chemotherapy and is now in the remission phase of her diagnosis.
An-Mei lives in Auburn, Ala. with her parents, their two cats, two dogs and three fish. She was joined at her official signing day by her family and new Tiger teammates.
Team IMPACT is a national organization, based in Boston, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses through the power of team. Team IMPACT children are drafted on to college athletic teams, local to where they live and, in effect, become official members of the team from signing day through to graduation.