State Champ & MVP Signs Her National Letter of Intent
Kaia Barnett '21 recently signed her National Letter of Intent to play for Clark Atlanta University. Our 2021 state championship basketball player and state tournament MVP was recruited as a dual-sport collegiate athlete for both basketball and track and field at Clark Atlanta, where she also plans to major in psychology.
Kaia's teammates, coaches, family members, and teachers joined her to celebrate with her at the signing ceremony. They spoke highly of her work ethic, dedication, and passion.
Head of School Dr. Kristen Ring said: "No one matches your hustle on the court and in the classroom. You are that ideal teammate because you care about every player around you and you work really hard - you put your head down and you get after it." She added: "We are so incredibly proud of you, and not just because you can throw really heavy stuff really far," referring to Kaia's shot put and discus skills.
At Hutchison, our student-athletes benefit from interacting with our teachers and administrators who are also former collegiate athletes. Kaia follows in the footsteps of women such as Dr. Kristen Ring and Athletics Director Catherine Chubb, both of whom were successful collegiate athletes.
We wish Kaia well on her collegiate journey beyond Hutchison. Way to go!