Owens receives full ride to Bryan College

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Straughn High School senior Kila Owens was recognized recently on receiving a karate scholarship to Bryan College Martial Arts Academy in Dayton, Tenn.

Owens has been a long-time member of Andalusia Isshinryu Karate and now will continue her passion at the college level.

Director of Bryan College Martial Arts Academy, David Holocomb, was at Straughn to present the scholarship to Owens in person.

Holocomb said that Owens was the top female recruit on their board, and someone that they are pleased to have join their new program.

Bryan College is on the second four-year college in the United States to offer a four-year Martial Arts curriculum.

Owens received a full scholarship valued at $26,000 per year.

She will compete on the school’s karate team and study martial arts as a minor field of study along with a major in another field.

During her time at Andalusia Isshinryu Karate, Owens has picked up several grand championships and recently won a world championship.

After graduating from college, Owens says that she hopes to one day open her own dojo.