Magna Vista High School recently held multiple student athlete signings.
SaMya Williams signed to play basketball at Greensboro College. Williams chose Greensboro College because she feels at home when she is there.
“I love the campus and what they have to offer,” she said. Williams is excited to start a new chapter playing college basketball. She plans to major in Psychology while doing cosmetology on the side.
“One of the reasons I chose Greensboro College is because I feel that my coach is going to get me far. I feel that I’m going to go overseas,” Williams said, adding she is looking forward to moving in and starting the basketball season.
Hunter Barrow signed as a fisherman for King University.
“This is a lifelong dream,” said Barrow, who’s had aspirations of being a fisherman ever since he was in middle school. Barrow’s grandfather introduced him to bass fishing. He started fishing around the age of 2 or 3, and got into the competition side of fishing in middle school.
“It’s a great opportunity for me to go to college doing what I love to do,” Barrow said.
He contacted King University earlier this year and after a visit, he fell in love with the campus. Barrow plans to major in Business Administration in hope of opening a mechanics business after he graduates from college.
“I look forward to traveling around the country, meeting new people, and seeing the college standards of competition,” Barrow said.
Patrick McCrickard, Kolin Covack, and Tommy Powell all signed at Patrick & Henry Community College to play golf.
“It’s something new, something to look forward to,” said Covack.
McCrickard said playing college golf is something to look forward to after high school. “Everything dies off after high school so it’s like what am I going to go into now,” he said.
“An opportunity to play at the next level is always an exciting time,” Powell said.
The high school seniors are excited to be able to continue to play together at Patrick and Henry.
“I really like that,” said Covack. Covack and McCrickard have been best friends since they were younger. Powell and Covack are also good friends.
“The chemistry is there and it’s easy to build if it’s not already there,” said Powell. Outside of golf, Powell plans to major in business and concentrate on small business and entrepreneurship in hopes of running his own business one day.
McCrickard plans to go into the engineering program.
Covack is entering the electrician program.
The students are looking forward to their sports careers after high school. “I’m happy to be getting out of high school and moving on to the next level,” said McCrickard. “I’ve been doing this for four years,” he added, chuckling.