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PCA Honors Four Student Athletes on Signing Day

Today Prestonwood Christian Academy (PCA) honored four student athletes who signed Letters of Intent to continue their education and play sports at the collegiate level.

Dr. Mike Goddard, PCA Head of Schools, commended the students for their achievements. “At Prestonwood Christian Academy our goal is that students would enter the classroom or athletic field being challenged to go above and beyond. I commend these students for the work, time and effort that they have put into their sports as well as their academics all while giving glory to God.” 

Samantha Bergeron signed to play volleyball at Knox College in Galesburg, IL. Samantha has been in the Prestonwood volleyball program for six years beginning her career as a setter on PCA’s top 7th grade team. She worked her way up to the varsity roster throughout her time in the program, and Samantha has been an integral part of the team’s success. “Sami is a great team player and hardworking athlete. She set for the varsity squad this last season as a senior,” said Varsity Volleyball Head Coach Jillian Bryant. “She worked hard every day and led the team well with her competitive spirit and positive attitude. Sami has truly left her mark here on our program and will be missed. We are very excited to see what God has in store for her at Knox College in Illinois.” 

Senior Abryana Odom signed to play women’s basketball at The University of Mary-Hardin Baylor. UMHB was recently the 2021 Back-to-Back ASC Champions. UMHB wanted to add a sharpshooter to their highly successful program and recruited Abry all season. Abry is an outstanding three-point specialist and a tough defensive guard match up standing at 5'10". "We are beyond proud of Abry for accomplishing her goal of playing college basketball, for working hard this past season and off-season to accomplish this goal, and for finding a school that aligns with her values and continues to promote Kingdom athletics,” said Varsity Girls Basketball Head Coach Holly Mulligan. “It is a perfect fit in so many ways. Her sharp shooting ability, defense, love, and leadership will be missed. She is a phenomenal teammate, and her coaches absolutely love how coachable she is and how she always has a positive attitude. You will be dearly missed Abry, but we are beyond excited for your new journey! Best of Luck from your Lady Lions coaches and teammates!"

Macy Owens signed to participate in the track and field program at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR. Macy currently holds three individual school records and two relay school records. During her sophomore year, Macy was State runner-up in the long jump and 4x100 relay.  Since then, she has become a much stronger and more technically sound athlete. This year, Macy will compete in the 100 hurdles, long jump, 4x100, and 4x200 relays for the State run. Macy is currently ranked the number two high school hurdler in the state of Texas. “We are so proud of Macy and all of her accomplishments,” said Varsity Head Coach Sheila Stoutmire. “She will be a huge contributor to University of Arkansas’s track program.”

Connor Redrow signed to play basketball next year at Blinn College in Brenham, Texas, after playing one season for the PCA varsity boys basketball team. During the 2019-2020 season, Connor compiled a list of accomplishments and helped lead the Lions to a Regional Finals appearance. Connor averaged 12 points, 11 rebounds, and two blocks per game. He also won numerous district and state awards including 1st team All-District, 6A TAPPS District 2 – Defensive Player of the Year, TAPPS 1st Team All-State, and TABC All-State Team. “The players, coaches, and PCA community wish Connor the best, and we are proud of the way he represented himself both on and off the court,” said Varsity Head Coach Jeff Clarkson.

Prestonwood Christian Academy is made up of five schools serving students across the Dallas Metroplex and virtually throughout the world. More than 1,650 students are enrolled at three campuses: PCA Plano (Pre-K3 through 12th Grade), PCA North in Prosper (Pre-K3 through 10th Grade) and PCAplus Virtual Academy. St. Timothy Christian Academy in Plano serves students with learning differences and The King’s Academy provides a Christian education to students in South Dallas. The PCA School System has been recognized as having one of the strongest Christian education programs in the country providing intentional biblical worldview training and integration. PCA places great value on the growth of students’ spiritual health in addition to their scholastic endeavors and co-curricular activities. Tantamount to its Spiritual Development plan is PCA’s rigorous Liberal Arts academic program. From the first graduating class in 2002 through the class of 2020, graduates have been offered more than $140 million in scholarship for academics, arts and athletics from universities and other institutions of higher learning. PCA is now enrolling for the 2021-22 school year.