“Never give up. Keep trying because it’s going to pay off in the end.” That’s the advice Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk senior Kayla Loomis has for her fellow students.
Loomis took the risk, applied and was accepted to ten colleges. Six of those schools offered her the opportunity to play softball. Her final choice was Houghton College.
“I just loved the campus there,” Loomis said. “That was the college that best fit me.”
Along with pitching for the softball team, Loomis plans to major in business administration and minor in athletic administration and sport management.
“She’s worked very hard to get to this point,” mother Steafanie Loomis said. “It was a lot of hard work and dedication. A lot of sweat and tears and smiles.”
Loomis’ father Mike says she has worked hard, not just as an athlete, but also as a student and a volunteer.
“She does so much and is involved in a lot of different activities not just sports,” he said. “She does volunteering and helping out in the community.”