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Skylar Honeycutt commits to Ferrum College to continue tennis career
By Kelly Bledsoe
Every high school senior athlete across the nation looks forward to the day they sign their national letter of intent, making the dream of playing collegiate athletics into reality.
For South Davidson senior Skylar Honeycutt, she did just that.
Surrounded by friends, family, coaches and teammates in South Davidson’s High School’s library on Thursday afternoon, Skylar put pen to paper on her commitment to further her tennis career and education at Ferrum College.
“It was welcoming, and I loved the environment there,” Honeycutt said of her tour at Ferrum. “Their goal there is to make sure they’re getting the best out of you, and everything they do there is productive and interactive, which was something I was interested in. And I can’t wait to further my career there.”
In addition to playing tennis, Skylar will pursue a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in nursing while attending Ferrum College in Ferrum, Virginia. 
“It’s a privilege to be able to play at higher levels of tennis, and to be able to grasp and grow into the game, that means a lot,” she said. “I cannot express how excited I am moving into a new tennis family with the Ferrum Panthers. I will always be a Wildcat and look forward to coming back home to watch my girls do amazing things in the upcoming season.” 
Advice she leaves to her teammates, “Always follow through! Always play one point at a time and never get ahead of yourself. Remind yourself that, You’ve got this!”
Skylar’s fondest memory of her athletic career at South is, “Being part of a small team, the constant joking around with Coach Smith and my teammates. We always had fun at practice, warming up before a match and on every bus ride to away matches.”
As Skylar trades in her, white and blue Wildcat colors for the black, gold and white of the Panthers, she said she looks forward to what’s ahead after graduation. She wants to thank her family for always being there to watch and Coach Smith for always being there and allowing her room to grow. 
“I couldn’t be anymore thankful for this opportunity, and I can’t wait for the next four years of