Curry's Rowe twins sign with Wallace State
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Curry twins Shannan and Shauna Rowe signed letters of intent with Wallace State-Hanceville recently. Present at the signing were, seated from left, Mark, Shauna, Shannon and Karla Rowe, back row, Curry assistant principal Jeff Atkins, principal Rod Aaron, Wallace State softball coach Jayne Clem, Curry softball coach Annah Cagle, Curry assistant Brannon Burleson and Tracy Black. Photo special to the Eagle
Curry twins Shannan and Shauna Rowe signed letters of intent with Wallace State-Hanceville recently. Present at the signing were, seated from left, Mark, Shauna, Shannon and Karla Rowe, back row, Curry assistant principal Jeff Atkins, principal Rod Aaron, Wallace State softball coach Jayne Clem, Curry softball coach Annah Cagle, Curry assistant Brannon Burleson and Tracy Black. Photo special to the Eagle
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CURRY — Shannan and Shauna Rowe first hit the field together as little leaguers.

The next stop for the twin sisters is Wallace State-Hanceville. The Curry seniors signed with the Lions last month.

They will play for coach Jayne Clem starting next season.

Shannan and Shauna say there was only one option when it came to their college careers.

"It was a package deal," Shauna said. "I wouldn't go to college without her."

Shannan feels the same way.

"Even if they gave me a full ride, I would never go without her. Never," she added.

The girls were interested in Alabama Southern, located in Monroeville, before Wallace State-Hanceville called.

"Coach Clem called and wanted us to visit. We went there around Christmas. They have great facilities and all the girls felt just like sisters. We loved it. It felt just like home," Shannan said.

"Alabama Southern wanted us to come there. It was the only offer that we have that was a full ride, but it was too far. Then Wallace called. Thank God for that," Shauna said.

Wallace State-Hanceville won the junior college national championship last year. It was the Lions' second title under Clem, who has won more than 700 games in her 13-plus years at the school.

For now, the sisters start in the infield for the top-ranked Yellow Jackets. Shauna is the Yellow Jackets' third baseman while Shannan is next to her at shortstop.

"We've been playing together since we were 7. I was at third and she was at second. Now it's swapped. I'm at shortstop and she's at third," said Shannan, who isn't sure where she will play for coach Clem at Wallace State.

"I don't know yet. I will have to work for it. Wherever they put me is where I'm going to play," Shannan said.

The Rowes are key members for Curry's No. 1-ranked softball team under coach Annah Cagle. The Yellow Jackets are coming off a third-place finish at the state tournament last season.

Curry (15-2) has been on tear this season, already winning a pair of tournaments heading into the second half of the season.

They've set some goals for their senior season.

"First we want to win county, then regionals, then state," Shauna said. "We want to go through regionals and then go through state and win."