Here’s a feel-good story on a Wednesday afternoon.

Philly’s former little league star, who more or less dominated the sports world for a few months back in 2014, is headed to Hampton University in Virginia to play softball next year.

From Daryl Bell at the Philadelphia Tribune:

Davis, who used a 70-plus mph fastball to become the first girl to win a Little League World Series game as a pitcher and the first girl to toss a shutout in Little League post-season history, selected Hampton over Bethune-Cookman University, Southern University, Coppin State University, the University of Massachusetts and the University of Pennsylvania.

Hampton’s communications department won Davis over, said her parents, Lakeisha and Mark Williams.

After her little league days, Mo’ne went on to become a three-sport athlete at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, where she played softball, basketball, and soccer.

Dave Johnson of the Hampton Daily Press shares the interesting story of her recruitment, after the jump:

HU coach Angela Nicholson said she was unaware Davis wanted to play college softball until a few months ago when the player contacted her.

“I was like, ‘Is this the same Mo’ne Davis?’ ” Nicholson said. “To be honest, I assumed she was going to play basketball. But she sent me an email, and I invited her to camp (in September).

“She came to camp, and she was phenomenal. That’s how it all started.”

Three months later, Nicholson was at her daughter’s basketball game when Davis sent a text: “Can you call me? It will only take a minute.”

Since Davis had just returned from an official visit to Bethune-Cookman and hadn’t been returning her messages, Nicholson had a bad feeling.

“I’m thinking, ‘Oh, man, she’s going to tell me no,’ ” Nicholson said. “So I went to the hallway to call her and said, ‘Hey, what’s up?’

“She said, ‘I’m sorry this has taken me a while, but I want to commit to Hampton University.’ And I said, ‘Wait, what?’ ”

Nicholson says Davis will be used as a middle infielder who does not pitch. She will major in journalism and communications, which might land her a lucrative seven-figure position with a website like Crossing Broad.