Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Little Flower track star signs with U of Georgia

Asianna Covington hopes to compete in 2016 Summer Olympics
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Asianna Covington (with red hat on) signed papers Feb. 6 that grant her a scholarship to the University of Georgia. (Connie Sabo / Special to The B.C. Catholic.)
Asianna Covington couldn't have dreamed of a better ending to high school. The Little Flower Academy senior sat down for a press conference Feb. 6 and announced that she had accepted a full-ride scholarship to the University of Georgia.
More than 50 schools across the United States and a single Canadian university were interested in signing Covington. In the U.S., Feb. 6 is the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) national letter of intent day. All athletes, regardless of sport, have to choose where they will go for their post-secondary education.

"Initially I didn't know about hammer throw. My parents were pushing me for basketball," she recalled.

However Richmond Kajaks coach Richard Collier convinced her to try hammer throw and discus.
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