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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."

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