Wilmington High School senior Allison Brooks has signed to play tennis with Ashland University.
“We are very happy that Allison has chosen Ashland. She is a quality person and will make a positive impact on our team,” Ashland coach Carl Leedy said.
With an eye on her future, Brooks acknowledged those in her past who made this possible.
Said Brooks, “I am very excited to make attending Ashland University official and pleased that I will be able to continue to play a sport that I truly enjoy … none of which would have been possible without the support of my parents, family, WHS administration and coaches (Doug) Cooper and (Steve) Reed.”
Brooks said Ashland “just felt right” in terms of her college decision.
“Education has always been important to me and Ashland offers me that,” she said. “Being able to play tennis for them is a bonus. I took my time and visited many schools, talked to a lot of coaches in Division I, II and III. It came down to Ashland just felt right for me, both the school and the tennis team. Being a Hurricane has always been an honor and I hope to carry those values with me in the fall at Ashland.”
Said Cooper, who is the WHS girls tennis coach, “Allison has been a role model here for four years and will be missed. Great days are ahead of her at Ashland.”
Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.