Four Aucilla Christian Academy Lady Warriors have signed to play sports on the collegiate level: SOFTBALL - Elizabeth Hightower at the University of Florida, Abigail Morgan at Florida Atlantic University and Carly Joiner at Valdosta State University; BASKETBALL: Camryn Grant at Lee University.
“It’s exciting to see how God continues to work in our student athletes’ lives,” said Principal Richard Finlayson. “I am proud of their accomplishments and know they will be a blessing to the universities they will be attending and representing.”
All four athletes have played sports together at ACA since middle school and have been ACA students since kindergarten.
Hightower, who committed as a sophomore at ACA, said, “It’s amazing to see how far this sport has taken me and all the new friendships I’ve made. I’m excited to see how God will use me in Gainesville to represent Christ and for my future in orange and blue. Go Gators!”
Morgan, who also committed as a sophomore at ACA, said, “I am so thankful for this opportunity to play softball at the next level. God has blessed me with a great family, friends, coaches and school that has supported me and helped me achieve my dreams of playing college softball. I am so excited for this next step in my career at Florida Atlantic University.”
Over the summer, Joiner committed to playing as a senior and said, “I am so blessed to have the opportunity to play the sport I love at the next level and represent Christ and my small town. I cannot wait to see what God has in store for me at VSU.”
Grant waited until this fall to commit as a senior and said, “I am extremely excited and blessed to be able to continue my academic and basketball career at Lee University next year. I would like to thank God, my family, and my coaches who have pushed me to be my best and allowed this to be possible."
All of the athletes are honor students who reside in Monticello. Hightower is the daughter of James and Gretna Hightower. Morgan is the daughter of Mitchell and Susan Morgan. Joiner is the daughter of Carl and Paula Joiner. Grant is the daughter of Carter and Christy Grant.
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