Hoxie High School senior Kady Greer committed to the Williams Baptist Univeristy track and field team during a ceremony in Hoxie’s Mustang Gymnasium on March 16.
Having competed for Hoxie High School since ninth grade, Greer throws discus and shot for the Lady Mustangs, events she plans to continue at the collegiate level.
“She works at it,” Hoxie coach Jeremy Parmer said. “She tries to get better every day.”
He said Greer has always done a good job as a member of the Hoxie track team, and he is proud to have her as part of the team.
“It’s good to see her sign on to continue to do this at college,” he said. “She will get stronger and stronger. I’m really proud of her.”
Greer said she is excited for the opportunity.
“It is nice to get to keep doing something that makes me happy,” she said.
WBU coach Tim Shepard said the Lady Eagles look forward to having Greer as part of their program.
“Kady is going to come in and help us add more depth to our women’s throwing,” he said. She is gong to be a great addition to our women’s track team.”
Greer said getting to pursue track and earning a scholarship to do so were definitely deciding factors in her college of choice. She said while the Air National Guard is paying most of her college, the additional scholarship money is very helpful.
“I had decided if I was offered a track scholarship, that’s where I wanted to go,” she said.
She said during her time at Hoxie she has developed as an athlete and improved her ability to compete in the throwing events, noting that qualifying at competitions is always a big deal.
Greer is the daughter of Jeff and Stephanie Greer. She has two sisters, Piper and Nadia.
She is the granddaughter of Mike and Donna Pinkston of Walnut Ridge, Barbara Greer of Copperas Cove, Texas, Mickey Gray of Hoxie and Jean and Gerald Green of Copperas Cove, Texas.