Liberty County track and field athlete Alyisha Anderson signed to compete in collegiate track and field at Augusta University on Tuesday.
Anderson, surrounded by her friends, family, and coaching staff, thanked everyone who helped her on her journey as she signed Augusta University’s national letter of intent.
"For me to make it this far, I am very grateful and appreciative of everybody who has taken this process with me," she said.
Anderson was the high point award winner in multiple events this year, helping her team come in first place at numerous meets, including the Derrick Plankenhorn Invitational and the Region 2-AAA championship.
Anderson said one of the requirements in deciding which school to go to was making sure that it was close to home. Her father, William, was happy with his daughter obtaining a track scholarship, but is also happy with the academic aspect of going to Augusta.
"I’m very happy as far as track goes," he said, "but I’m also happy about the academics, because it [Augusta] is a medical school and she does want to be an orthodontist."
Anderson’s mother Vicki is proud as well, saying that she pushed herself with determination and that this scholarship was something that she wanted for a long time.
Anderson was also named the 2017 Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year at the Best of Preps Sports Banquet last week, and also placed third in the state in the triple jump at the 3A state track meet.