CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (NEWSPLEX) -- St. Anne's-Belfield honored Bri Tinsley (UVA), Jayla Davis (Sacred Heart) and Joe Robertson (Duke) on Monday afternoon as all three signed National Letters of Intent to play college athletics upon graduation.
Tinsley led the Saints girls basketball team in scoring last season with 14.7 points per game. She is excited about the opportunity to play so close to her home town of Madison.
"I was a little nervous, but it was really exciting. having my family here and having that support made it even better," said Tinsley. "I'm so excited to be able to play in front of my family and be close to home."
The 'Hoos are just as excited to have a player of Tinsley caliber on the roster. UVA assistant coach Tim Taylor, has known TInsley a long time and is happy to see her dream of becoming a Wahoo come true.
"It's kind of exciting to see her grow from a little kid and dreaming of being able to come to Virginia and to see those dreams fulfilled, kind of warms your heart a little bit," said Taylor. "It's going to be a good fit, we needed a point guard with Breyana Mason, we're going from one Bri to another."
Jayla Davis is also a stand-out player on the Saints girls basketball team. Davis averaged 7.3 points per game in her junior season. She admits seeing a full auditorium was a little nerve wracking, but the support means a lot.
"I was nervous a lot but, it was good, it's nice to know that our community is behind us as much as STAB is," said Davis. "It feels great to know all my hard work has paid off."
Joe Robertson is an all-american boys lacrosse player for the Saints. He is on pace to be the school's all-time leading scorer after this season. He is headed off to Duke and he is excited about starting the next chapter in his life after graduation.
"I have been waiting for this opportunity for a long time," said Robertson. "I feel like all my hard work and efforts in the classroom have really paid off today and making it official just makes it that much sweeter. I'm ready for the next chapter and now the hard work really begins."