Ex-Wildcat Wimpy signs with Reinhardt U
by Jason Greenberg
Aug 01, 2013 | 2074 views | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Diana Wimpy had a fantastic career at Woodland High School.

After playing a year for Walters State Community College in Tennessee, Wimpy is coming back home to north Georgia.

Wimpy, who goes by the name Randi and is named after her father and late brother, signed earlier this week to play softball this fall at Reinhardt University in Waleska.

“I decided to sign with Reinhardt because it’s closer to home and I have a lot of friends going to Reinhardt,” Wimpy said. “They have a really good softball team. They have won conference championships and it’s also a good school.”

Wimpy will be reunited with former Woodland teammates Taylor Braselton and Sydney Flowers at Reinhardt.

“Taylor and I worked well together,” Wimpy said of her former shortstop. “We made a lot of putouts together so hopefully we can do that again at Reinhardt.”

Wimpy was a standout at Woodland in her four years as a starting catcher on the varsity team.

During her senior year, she hit .577 with 49 RBIs, 12 home runs, 39 runs, 56 hits, five triples and 13 doubles.

She had a .635 on-base percentage as she became Woodland’s all-time career home run leader with 19, which put her in a three-way tie for fourth on the state’s career list.

She was named the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Player of the Year, the Region 7-AAAA Player of the Year and the AAAA state champion in the discus event as a track and field standout among other accolades.

She then proceeded to hit .613 with 82 RBIs, 26 home runs, 78 runs and 25 doubles in 2012 for Walters State while being named the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association Player of the Year.

She was also named a first team all-American and led the NJCAA in batting average, on-base percentage and was second in home runs.

“I was determined to be the best I could be,” Wimpy said of why she was so successful at Walters State. “I never thought I would have done so well there.”

Wimpy also received calls from USC Upstate, Chattanooga State and interest from Tennessee.