South Davidson athlete signs to Guilford
By Kelly Bledsoe
It was a day of celebration last week inside
the media center at South Davidson High School as Kamryn Oaks signed her national letter of intent to attend Guilford College.
Kamryn will join the Guilford College softball
team and looks forward to wearing the Quaker uniform with pride.
“It feels good to know that I get to go to college and have the opportunity
to play softball at the college level,” said Kamryn. “This is like a dream come true.”
Just before she signed the dotted line to continue her athletic
career, Oaks, who plans to major in pre-vet, said the family like atmosphere is what made Guilford standout above the rest.
During her time as a Wildcat, Kamryn’s
performance, dedication and accomplishments show she is the type of player who deserves to continue her athletic career at
the next level.
Kamryn is a three-year
varsity softball starter who mainly pitches and plays outfield, but has played all positions. She received All Conference
honors her junior year.
Kamryn has played travel
softball for Randolph Rage for the past four years. She is a member of Post 8 Chopper Fast Pitch team for two years and she
received the 2019 Jim Lippard Award.
She has a 4.1 GPA and
is a member of FFA, NTHS, NHS, FFA junior year, and voted FFA Sweetheart her senior year. She served as a Junior Marshall
and was voted most athletic by her senior classmates. She participated in five sports during high school including volleyball,
tennis, basketball, and track in addition to softball.
Kamryn’s parents, Ryan and Tina Oakes say they are proud of the commitment and dedication that their daughter
has shown over the years to reach her goal of becoming a college athlete. “Kamryn has overcome a lot of obstacles and
to see her have this opportunity brings tears to our eyes. Just because we know what she has done and the commitment that
she’s put into getting better.”
Kamryn is excited to begin the next stage of her athletic career as well as begin her studies in pre-vet. She is
a master at juggling both sports and academics as well as finding time to work, and volunteer. She is skilled at managing
her time and likes to keep busy. She is grateful for her loving family who has supported and encouraged her, always making
sure she had what she needed to get where she wanted to go.
Check out the pictures of Kamryn signing
in the paper!