On April 30th, 2015 senior Sofia Hruby officially signed to become a volleyball player at Clemson University in South Carolina. Sofia is the first student at Ann Richards to receive a scholarship for athletics.
Sofia has played for the Ann Richards volleyball team since she was in middle school, and has received numerous awards for her work with the team.
“If you told me at the beginning of my senior year that I’d be playing at Clemson I wouldn’t believe you. I had my heart set on one school but I’m so grateful that everything has worked out. I could not be more excited to have the opportunity to join ‘The Clemson Family’. I really look forward to playing against such high level competition in the Atlantic Coast Conference. I can’t thank my family, coaches, and friends enough because they have supported my goal to play Division 1 college ball since day one,” said Sofia.
“She’s an example of [how] you gotta have skill and work hard if you want to play in college. And so kids who say they want to play a sport in college. Well, what are you doing once you leave Ann Richards practice? Are you doing other things? Are you practicing? What are you doing to get better?” said Meg Brown, the head of the Ann Richards athletic department.
The whole high school volleyball team was in attendance Thursday morning to watch as Sofia and her parents signed the official papers.
“I’m really proud of Sofia. She has worked super hard and deserves this 100%. I’m going to miss her like crazy, but I know she is going to go off and do great things in life. I hope she has a blast at Clemson,” said Hannah Starkel a junior varsity volleyball player.
On the other hand other people are excited for Sofia for different reasons.
“I’m really excited for her, but I’m ready to take over her room,” exclaimed Lucia Hruby, Sofia’s younger sister.