Richmond Hill resident and Calvary Baptist Day School senior Anna Hall just signed a letter of intent to play NAIA softball at Thomas University, located in Thomasville.
"I’m really excited that all my hard work and all those weekends I gave up with my friends have paid off," Hall said. "As soon as I visited the Thomas campus, it felt like home. On top of that, I’m joining a very accomplished team. The Night Hawks have made it to the nationals twice."
Hall is slated to play first base, which she is content with as she has filled that position since the age of four.
Among Hall’s accomplishments are being named Region 3A All-Region the last two years. Last year, she was a runner-up for Region 3A Player of the Year and was listed in the top 20 for batters in the greater Savannah area.
"She is very dedicated to the sport," Calvary Coach Sherry Griffin said. "Throughout her junior and senior year she was a great leader on and off the field. With her work ethic, I just know she is going to be a blessing to Thomas."
Hall is also very accomplished in the world of travel softball. Her team, East Georgia Thunder, qualified for the nationals this year. It was in a travel showcase when Hall was named MVP during a game in Atlanta, which caught the eye of Thomas University Coach Bill Wilson.
"Anna will be an asset to our program," Wilson said. "She did great at tryouts and fit in really well with the rest of the team. She is a good person as well as a good player, and that’s what we look for."
Hall is quite accomplished as a singer as well. She is a top performer in her school choir and won last year’s Richmond Hill Idol competition.
"She’s worked very hard for this," her father Keith Hall said. "We are so very proud of her. She’s a great student and great athlete, and the sky’s the limit for Anna. It’s just great to see everything coming together for her like this. We feel blessed that she chose Thomas, which seems to be a really good fit."