Guntersville’s Kaylyn Dunn is about to embark on her career as a college softball player.
She is a 2019 graduate of Guntersville High. She was selected 1st Team All-State Team by the Alabama High School Athletic Assn. She is attending Jacksonville State University on a full paid scholarship.
As a senior, she batted .432 and belted 14 home runs.
She holds the record for career home runs for Guntersville with 47. She is considered a utility player and can play pitcher, shortstop and centerfield.
Kaylyn has overcome obstacles to get to this point in her career. She made Honorable Mention All-State as a sophomore.
After her sophomore year, Kaylyn had 2 major surgeries. The first was an ulna nerve transposition. She came back midseason junior year, then had second setback with a thoracic outlet surgery. After months of therapy and determination, Kaylyn came back stronger than ever and had a tremendous comeback her senior year.
Kaylyn started getting looks from colleges as early as the 8th grade. As a freshman, JSU and UAB started recruiting her heavily, and after her unofficial visits, Kaylyn said “JSU just feels like home.”
Kaylyn verbally committed to Jacksonville State her 10th grade year.
Kaylyn signed her National Letter of Intent in November 2018, and heads to JSU this fall to pursue her education in biology/pre-optometry.
She is the daughter of Jeremy and Tabitha Dunn.