A Big Day for a Spring Hill Athlete: Sam Schott signs to UT Tyler

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Photographer: Amy Blalock

Signing season has begun. Sam Shott signed on the dotted line, making a commitment to the Patriots for 2021.

Story by: Dylan Murdick, Head Sports Editor and Head Newspaper Editor

Signing days are one of the biggest days in an athletes life, as it marks the beginning of a new journey for them. It marks the end of their successful high-school career, and now signing day will mark the beginning of their college careers. Sam Schott’s special day was today, as she committed to UT Tyler for softball today. As she signed on the dotted line to commit to UT Tyler, this opens up a completely new chapter, which will allow her to continue to hone her craft athletically and academically at the college level.

“I’m proud of you in a lot of ways,” girls athletic director Dee Lewis said. “I appreciate everything you have done for this program,” Lewis continued.

Lewis would go on to describe just how much of an impact Schott has made for the girls athletics program and how great of a person she is to her teammates and peers. Head athletic trainer Katie Billingslea would go on to continue the praise for Schott.

“I have known Sam since she was at the end of her sixth grade,” Billingslea said. “I knew she was going to be one of those kids. One of those kids who gives everything, every single rep. One of those athletes who wants to do absolutely everything, and that gives 100% of her no matter what,” Billingslea continued.

It was evident, just how much of a hard worker Sam Schott is. She has shown great hard work and dedication in her sports and in her academics, and has an extremely bright future ahead.