CENTENARY, Ohio — Now that’s one way to be sure you won’t get homesick.
Gallia Academy senior Jordan Walker signed her letter of intent Thursday night at GAHS, committing to joining the University of Rio Grande volleyball team next season.
“It’s been an honor to play here,” Walker said. “This means the world to me because I love volleyball. I’ve lived in Rio Grande all of my life and I feel at home there.”
Walker, a four-year varsity volleyball player at GAHS, has helped the Blue Angels to three straight Southeastern Ohio Athletic League titles and their first ever Ohio Valley Conference championship. This year, Gallia Academy finished the regular season with a 20-2 record and currently sit 14th in the OHSVCA Division II poll.
“Jordan is very talented,” GAHS head coach Janice Rosier said. “She can hit the ball and put it about wherever she wants to put it. I look forward to watching her at Rio Grande.”
Walker, who has also played on the Blue Angels varsity basketball team for the past two seasons, will likely be a key addition to the RedStorm next year.
“If she can’t come in and take a position off of somebody or scare talent into them, then I don’t know who can,” Rio Grande head coach Billina Donaldson said of Walker. “We are looking forward to her coming in to compete and make us better. I am looking forward to having someone of that caliber in our program.”
Jordan, who holds a 3.5 grade point average at GAHS, plans on majoring in early childhood education at URG, with a focus on special needs.
Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.