Sadie Lett Of GPS Signs With University Of Tampa

Monday, December 10, 2012
Sadie with her coaches at the signing.
Sadie with her coaches at the signing.

Girls Preparatory School senior Sadie Lett, a four-year varsity volleyball player and member of the all-state volleyball team, has signed scholarship papers to play for the University of Tampa next year.

Tampa is an NCAA D-II school that has claimed one national championship and 21 Sunshine State Conference titles. The Tampa Spartans are currently 31-3 in the SSC.

According to GPS volleyball coach Paul Brock, Lett is the first ever GPS volleyball player to get a career Triple 1000, achieving 1000 kills, 1000 digs and 1000 assists. She had 700 kills this past season.

“Sadie is built for high-level volleyball, and many colleges would love to have her on their team because of all the positions she can play,” said coach Brock.

Lett is also a member of the 2012 state championship bowling team and a senior representative on the GPS Student Council.

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