Milligan College signs FDA#039;s Mullins
Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 8, 2006
Fort Dale Academy No. 1 girls singles tennis player Janie Mullins signed a tennis scholarship Monday with Milligan College near Elizabethton, Tenn.
Mullins becomes the first player to sign a tennis scholarship since Johnny Mac Brown has been head coach at Fort Dale.
“It's a pretty place that offers a number of activities, all of the people were so nice and it's Christian oriented,” Mullins said.
Mullins won the Class AAA No. 2 singles title last year in Montgomery and is a member of the Lady Eagle Class AAA championship team. Mullins also captured the No. 1 doubles state title last season.
Brown said that Mullins also is the first Fort Dale player to sign a tennis scholarship since he's been coaching at the school.
“I never thought that I would be going to college and play tennis,” Mullins added. “And it hasn't quite settled in just yet that I've got that opportunity.”
Mullins said that she plans to major in biology and then go into pre-medicine.
“She plays in a lot of tennis tournaments over the years and has done extremely well,” Brown said. “I think winning over the past couple of years certainly helped out, but I'm extremely proud of her.”