AUBURN, Ala. — One of Auburn softball’s projected starters for the 2018 season announced Monday night she is fully cleared for action after missing all of 2017.
Tannon Snow, who transferred to Auburn from Washington last year, posted on Instagram that she has been “fully cleared” to return. Snow missed the entire 2017 season due to an undisclosed health issue. James Crepea of AL.com was the first to report Snow’s announcement.
“About a year ago a piece of my independence was taken away due to an unexpected health condition,” Snow wrote in a post on her Instagram page. “Today I am ecstatic to say I have been fully cleared and released to go back to doing what I love most, as well as finally driving myself around again! I’ve realized we may hit these obstacles and speed bumps as we go through life, but all of them are opportunities to grow stronger than we were before. This is my journey.”
A spokesperson for Auburn softball said Snow hasn’t officially been cleared to return, but she is planning to play in 2018.
Snow was expected to start for Auburn softball in 2017 after transferring from Washington, where she hit six home runs and 24 RBI with a .230 batting average as a freshman for the Pac-12’s Huskies. However, her health issue forced sophomore Kendall Veach to start at first base for the Tigers.
Veach said earlier this month after appearing in an Alabama collegiate all-stars exhibition against the United States national team she was practicing at catcher this offseason. That would open the door for Snow to play first base for the Tigers.
Snow’s younger sister Taylon, a member of the United States junior national team that recently won the World Cup for its age level, will be a true freshman for the Tigers in 2018. Taylon Snow is expected to compete for a starting job in the middle infield.