BIO : R/R--- PROFESSIONAL: Enters her first season in the NPF with the USSSA Pride. Merritt was drafted in the 2016 NPF College Draft by the USSSA Pride as the 25th overall pick.
COLLEGE: Back-to-back WCWS National Champion (2014 & 2015). First freshman to ever be named the SEC Tournament MVP (2013). Holds the Florida single-season (35, 2015) and career (57) records for getting hit-by-a-pitch. SENIOR (2016): All-SEC Second Team. JUNIOR (2015): NFCA All-Southeast Region First Team, All-SEC First Team, SEC Academic Honor Roll. SOPHOMORE (2014): NFCA All-Southeast Region Third Team, WCWS All-Tournament Team, SEC Academic Honor Roll. FRESHMAN (2013): SEC All-Freshman Team, SEC Tournament MVP, SEC All-Tournament Team, SEC First-Year Honor Roll.
PERSONAL: Born on July 19, 1994. Five-sport letter-winner at South Sumter High School: Softball (2009, 2011-12), Volleyball (2008), Basketball (2008-10), Weightlifting (2008-09), Track and field (2009, 2011-12). Majored in Psychology at the University of Florida.