Caitlyn Blevins to continue Basketball Career at Bryan

Front L-R: Tracy, Caitlyn, and Angela Blevins, Back L-R: RCHS Athletic Director Jeremy Fitzgerald, Bryan College Head Coach Jason Smith, and RCHS Head Coach Darvin Gill. (ElmerHarris/RheaReview)

Rhea County basketball standout, Caitlyn Blevins, signs with Bryan College to continue to play basketball.  Blevins has proved to be a standout in the classroom as well.

She comfortably holds an overall 3.6 GPA and 3.9 GPA in dual enrollment classes.  Her favorite subject is math which should serve her well as she looks to major in pre-med.

Caity credits Bryan Women’s Basketball Coach, Jason Smith, with being the difference maker in her decision.

“We’ve known her and her family well. She’s a hard-nosed player who’s gonna get in and do the dirty work. She’s gonna have an opportunity to come in and compete at Bryan,” insisted Smith who has coached the Lady Lions to back-to-back Appalachian Athletic Conference Championships.

“It makes me excited because they (Lady Lions) are already turning heads,” states Caity with a gleam in her eye.  “I’m just excited to go in with the girls who have just finished an amazing season.”

Lady Eagles coach Darvin Gill stressed, “This is one of my two or three proudest moments as a coach to see her continue playing.”

“She has done so much for this team as a senior. She accepted a role that took a lot of maturity and leadershipc and she fulfilled that role great.”

“She knocked down a lot of huge shots for us throughout the season. She became one of our most consistent three-point shooters,” adds Coach Gill.

For parents Tracy and Angela, they couldn’t be prouder or happier.

“As a parent there’s nothing any greater than to watching your child grow, see her meet her goals, and being able see her move up to the next level.  It’s just a great experience as a dad,” he said beaming of joy.

As for choosing Bryan, Tracy said, “It’s a great fit for Catie because it’s a smaller college, and it’s a great community up there. They really take care of their students. It’s gonna be a wonderful transition for Catie.”

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