Canterbury's Taylor Bump commits to Michigan



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Wed. July 9, 2014 | Bob Putnam | Email

Canterbury's Taylor Bump commits to Michigan

Canterbury shortstop Taylor Bump has committed to play softball at Michigan.

Bump, a freshman, has helped the Crusaders win two straight Class 2A state titles. This past season, Bump hit .557 with seven home runs and 36 RBIs. She is the second player from Canterbury's heralded 2017 class to make her college plans official. Last year, catcher Danielle Romanello committed to Florida.

"The atmosphere (at Michigan) is incredible," Bump said. "The support they have is amazing. Also, when I went to the campus for the first time I received that warm and fuzzy feeling that felt like home. The softball program is incredible and the coaching staff is down to earth and so well known."

The Wolverines are coached by Carol Hutchins, who has more than 1,000 career victories and led the program to a national title in 2005.

"The coaches really care about the person you become while you are there," Bump said. "They don't base everything off of talent. I love that. The best part, though, is when Hutch said to me, 'You aren't just a part of Michigan for four years, your'e a part of it for life'."

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