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Nov 10, 2021

Rittman Inks One on National Signing Day

CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson softball head coach John Rittman announced Wednesday that the Tigers signed one student-athlete to a National Letter of Intent during the early signing period. Marena Knowles (Hawkinsville, Ga./Westfield HS) will join the roster in the fall of 2022.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome Marena Knowles to our Clemson family," said Rittman. "Marena is a talented and dynamic player. She is an outstanding hitter and has the versatility to play in the outfield or at first base. Our staff is thrilled about the addition of Marena and can't wait to help her continue to develop both on and off the field.”

Marena Knowles · 1B/OF · Hawkinsville, Ga. · Westfield HS

  • An All-State and All-Region selection for four years
  • Named All-Region and All-Area Player of the Year as a junior
  • Helped Westfield HS win four-straight Region and State Championships
  • As a junior, posted a .598 batting average and 1.184 slugging percentage hitting 11 home runs, 10 doubles, four triples and bringing in 67 RBIs
  • Led Westfield HS as a sophomore with a .494 batting average after recording 11 doubles, eight home runs, two triples and 46 RBIs
  • Helped the EC Bullets 18 Gold become Triple Crown National Champs in 2019
  • Led the EC Bullets in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage the summer of her sophomore year