McCollum HS athlete signs with Hill College

McCollum HS athlete signs with Hill College
Posted on 04/20/2018

McCollum High School senior Miranda Rich signed her letter of intent to play volleyball at Hill College on April 18.

Family, friends, coaches and administrators gathered in the Main Gym to cheer on Miranda as she put pen to paper and made her decision official.

Prior to the official signing, McCollum HS Volleyball Coach Rose Ann Martinez shared special remarks about Miranda.

“We are extremely proud of Miranda and her accomplishments,” Martinez said. “There was never any doubt in the work that Miranda put in, she always put in 100 percent and went at everything extremely hard.”

Miranda is a four-year letterman starter, two year varsity volleyball team captain, she has registered 1,264 high school career kills and 180 aces. She also lettered in softball three years, she is the pitcher for the varsity softball team and played varsity basketball her freshman and junior years.

She led her varsity volleyball team in kills her senior, junior and sophomore years and helped lead the Cowboys to become 5-A District Champions for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017. Miranda also helped the team become two time Bi-District Champions, Area Champions and Regional Quarterfinalists for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

Her success doesn’t stop there though, the star athlete also shines in the classroom. Miranda is in the top five percent of her class with a 98.4 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society, treasurer for the National Technical Honor Society and member of the School of Leadership and Public Service.

“When you’re in the business of education, you always want to have that well rounded student, someone who is strong in academics and is strong in athletics, and is strong in the arts, and Miranda has proven that she is well rounded, and prepared for anything that comes her way in the next chapter,” McCollum HS Principal Jacob Garcia said.

Miranda hopes to be a physical therapist and is excited for the next four years of volleyball at Hill College. She credits this milestone to Coach Martinez.

“I can attribute a lot of my successes and my work ethic and my drive for volleyball to my coach,” Miranda said. “When I came in freshman year, I wasn’t that good, but she saw potential in me, she pushed me every single day in practice and she’s the one that made what I am right now.”

Hill College is ranked the number one junior college in Texas and the number six in the nation by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

Congratulations, Miranda!


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