Both Selman’s parents, she said, have been big supporters of her softball career. Her mother Kerry has been a mainstay at both McAlester and travel-ball games, going as far away as Clearwater to watch her daughter, while her father Ross used to coach her and has been a big supporter when his truck-driving job allows it.
Ross also gave Cheyenne her nickname of “Mo.” She said that as a baby the hair in the middle of her head tended to stick up, leading Ross to nickname her “Mohique,” which has since been shortened.
As the smallest of silver linings to this frustrating final year, Selman’s experience rehabbing her jammed SI joint has cemented her career plans. She said she plans to major in kinesthesiology, then transfer to another school and complete her certification as a physical therapist.
“I don’t like not knowing what’s going on,” Selman said. “I want to know what’s hurting and what I can do to help it, but I had already wanted to pursue being a physical therapist.
“I just couldn’t picture myself leaving sports. I just always wanted to be involved, and I want to help other athletes.”
Senior year could’ve gone differently for one of the better pitchers to come through McAlester’s softball program. But heading into Regionals as healthy as she can be, Selman has a chance to end the season on a high note.
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