There have been many athletes around the area signing college letters to play at the next level. While every signing is cherished, some are extra special.
At Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, athletic achievement has become a regular thing on the volleyball court. This past season saw the Stars win their first volleyball district title in 26-5A as they were led by a dynamic set of all-district players and the district’s Head Coach of the Year, Maura Cosgrove. Friday marked another first in the young school’s history, its first ever Division I athlete signing.
The Stars’ Sofia Hruby has chosen to further her educational and athletic endeavors at the US Naval Academy. While signing at any Division I college is a moment for celebration, to gain acceptance to one of the US Service Academies (Military, Naval, Air Force) an applicant must be nominated by either: a congressional representative, senator, the vice president or the president. Rep. Roger Williams (R – 25th), was on hand to personally deliver Hruby’s nomination in front of her family and Ann Richards’ staff and classmates.
The process is very competitive, with only 8-15% of nominees gaining admittance.
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Courtesy of Mike Guerrero, Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders