Last Wednesday was the first wave of high school athletes across the country signing a National Letter of Intent to play in the Division I ranks in college.
Sealy’s shortstop, Makaylah Scott, put pen to paper in the Sealy High School gym lobby to make her commitment to Texas A&M Corpus Christi official.
The Islanders compete in the Southland Conference along with schools like Abilene Christian, another school Scott was looking into, Houston Baptist, Lamar, McNeese State, Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin State, among others.
Scott mentioned she took a couple visits to the campus and did include that the beach was right across the street, but her focus will surely be on softball and physical therapy.
She added the environment on campus and the coaches’ focus on the balance of student-athlete was the selling point that convinced her.
“They want me to be as successful in my studies as I am on the softball field,” she said.
Her studies will be no joke as her path is set to become a physical therapist, an idea that only slightly spawned after her fair share of knee injuries and the rehabilitation.
Scott most recently re-tore her ACL and missed the final part of the volleyball season but should be on track for the district portion of this softball season before shipping down to Corpus Christi.
However, playing softball has always been a part of her story and nothing was going to get in the way of that.
Last year she finished with a .412 batting average with 42 hits, 42 runs scored and 24 RBI. Defensively she had a .919 fielding percentage with 97 putouts.
Now she has her next step planned after a grueling process of narrowing down her choices to play.
Scott mentioned she was also receiving interest from Texas Southern, Abilene Christian and A&M Kingsville but it was that environment she felt on Corpus Christi’s campus with their coaching staff there which ultimately made the most sense for her to continue her career there.
Of course, the beach right across the street is only an added bonus.
More of Scott’s triumph through adversity will be told in the Sealy News so be sure to keep an eye out.