WINFIELD, Kan. – The Southwestern College women's tennis program has announced its first signee of the 2017 signing season. Colby Fugit has signed her letter of intent to continue her education and tennis careers at Southwestern as a freshman next season.

Fugit comes to Southwestern from Andover High School in Andover, Kan., where she was a four-year member of the Jaguar tennis program. She opened her high school career with a fifth-place doubles finish in the Kansas 4A state tennis championship as a freshman in 2013. Two years later, Fugit placed third in singles at the AVCTL championship, then went on to finish fourth at regionals, and seventh in the 2015 4A state championship. She capped her high school career by earning regional singles championship accolades, and went on to finish eighth in singles at the 2016 Kansas 4A state championship. She is also ranked within the Top 50 in the USTA Missouri Valley regional rankings, and is ranked in the Top 5 in the Kansas USTA rankings.

"I'm very excited that Colby has decided to join the Builder family," head coach Jason Speegle said. "She is a really good tennis player and a good student, but she's an even better person. She will make a positive impact on our team and on our campus."