WFHS Standout Eakin Signs with FAU! - KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

WFHS Standout Eakin Signs with FAU!

Wichita Falls High School volleyball standout Sarah Eakin had to sit and watch almost all of her senior year after hurting her foot in the Cool in Boomtown tournament.

But that didn't stop the senior from signing a college scholarship Tuesday afternoon.

She'll follow her older sister Hannah (Wichita State) in going the D-I route, choosing to sign with the Florida Atlantic Owls!

"We visited the school during spring break, and it's a perfect opportunity," Eakin said Tuesday. "There was no negatives about the whole college. It's a great situation, and I am so excited. It's a dream come true. I've wanted to play volleyball in college my whole life."

In her junior season, Eakin slammed down 383 kills, with an efficient hitting percentage of .303, leading the Lady Coyotes to a one-game playoff for a playoff spot.

But she broke her right foot just three matches into her senior season, when she was finally going to get a chance to play alongside her younger sister, Emma.

"Sitting on the sidelines and watching the games instead of actually being in the game was a definite learning experience," Eakin said.

"I got to watch the girls play and learn a lot of things that I couldn't learn from being on the court. My relationship with Coach [Stephanie Dorsey] has grown, and my relationship with the Lord has grown, and it was definitely a learning experience."

  • SportsMore>>

  • NFL reviewing allegation Jameis Winston groped Uber driver

    NFL reviewing allegation Jameis Winston groped Uber driver

    Friday, November 17 2017 3:31 PM EST2017-11-17 20:31:15 GMT
    Saturday, November 18 2017 3:47 PM EST2017-11-18 20:47:34 GMT
    NFL investigating allegations Jameis Winston groped a female Uber driver in 2016, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback denies allegation.
    NFL investigating allegations Jameis Winston groped a female Uber driver in 2016, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback denies allegation.
  • Five MSU Football standouts named to All-LSC first team after sweeping league

    Five MSU Football standouts named to All-LSC first team after sweeping league

    Saturday, November 18 2017 12:47 AM EST2017-11-18 05:47:51 GMT
    (Source: Midwestern State University)(Source: Midwestern State University)
    Midwestern State claimed its second outright Lone Star Conference championship running the table in league play on the way to its second perfect regular season this fall.   Count the league's coaches as less than impressed as MSU failed to claim a single special award as MSU had just as many first-team selections as fourth-place finishing Angelo State with five.   Runner-up Texas A&M-Commerce led the way with eight first-team picks, while third-place Eastern New Mexico h...
    Midwestern State claimed its second outright Lone Star Conference championship running the table in league play on the way to its second perfect regular season this fall.   Count the league's coaches as less than impressed as MSU failed to claim a single special award as MSU had just as many first-team selections as fourth-place finishing Angelo State with five.   Runner-up Texas A&M-Commerce led the way with eight first-team picks, while third-place Eastern New Mexico h...
  • Mustangs win regional title, advance to Elite 8

    Mustangs win regional title, advance to Elite 8

    Friday, November 17 2017 12:28 AM EST2017-11-17 05:28:22 GMT
    MSU celebrates their 2nd-consecutive South Central regional title / Source: KAUZMSU celebrates their 2nd-consecutive South Central regional title / Source: KAUZ

    Patrick Fitzgerald's penalty kick goal in the 67th minute gave No. 1 Midwestern State the lead and they defeated 8th-ranked Colorado Mines 2-0 Thursday at Stang Park to claim the South Central regional championship and advance to the NCAA Elite 8, which will be Saturday at 7 p.m. at Stang Park. Copyright 2017 KAUZ Sports/MSU Athletic Communications All Rights Reserved

    Patrick Fitzgerald's penalty kick goal in the 67th minute gave No. 1 Midwestern State the lead and they defeated 8th-ranked Colorado Mines 2-0 Thursday at Stang Park to claim the South Central regional championship and advance to the NCAA Elite 8, which will be Saturday at 7 p.m. at Stang Park. Copyright 2017 KAUZ Sports/MSU Athletic Communications All Rights Reserved

Powered by Frankly