HARTFORD, Ala. (WDHN) — The wait is now over!
On Saturday evening, Geneva County junior basketball star Karoline Striplin held a special signing in the Bulldogs gymnasium. Many fans, friends, and family filled the gym awaiting in excitement for her decision.
Karoline Striplin unzipped her jacket to reveal she will be taking her talents to the University of Tennesee. Knoxville is seven hours away from home.
“When I first visited the campus, I just felt like I belonged there. Even though they were late on the recruitment scene, I feel like coach Kellie and everyone is just home for me. It’s like a second home,” Striplin said.
Striplin is a 6’3″ Center for the Bulldogs and averages at least a double-double per game for Geneva County.
Striplin was offered by a plethora of schools such as Auburn, Florida, Georgia Tech, UCLA, and Minnesota among others. She says it was hard to hold the decision in and turn so many teams away.
“It is a stress relief now. I’m going to kinda miss talking to everyone. Now, I can just work on going for one team and working on my abilities that’ll help me do good in my college career and just can work on things that will help me win games at Tennesee,” She said.
Striplin has the rest of her junior year and senior year left to play. She will not be able to sign officially until next November.