Two Lady Bearcats take their athletic careers to the next level


Congratulations Brylee Knotts and Mia Chambers

GRAFTON—Two of Grafton’s premier female athletes will take their skills onto the next level as they signed National Letters of Intent with Fairmont State University (FSU), on Wednesday.

Bearcat Brylee Knotts was first to the table to sign her letter of intent to join the Fairmont State Acro-tumbling program.

She will conclude her three-year stent with the Grafton High School cheer program this year, and move on to Fairmont State next spring.

“My teammates that I’m going to be there with, we’re making history, because there’s only 34 schools in the whole nation that have acrobatics & tumbling on a Division 2 level and only three or four schools at a Division 1 level so it’s growing dramatically,” Knotts said.

Knotts plans to major in Forensic science, and hopes to begin work in an FBI lab after her time in college.

Also, fellow Bearcat Mia Chambers signed on the dotted line to start her journey at Fairmont State University as a member of the Falcons golf team.

In a surprising turn of events Chambers completed her first and only year of competitive golf, this past season.

Her coach Ed Moore stated, “She is a natural athlete. She plays numerous sports and just showed a natural tendency for golf that surpassed all of my expectations”.

The Fairmont State women’s golf program is headed by Coach Sara Yost a women’s PGA professional and the owner of the Apple Valley Driving Range, located in Fairmont, where her team practices.

When asked why golf and why she chose FSU Chambers stated, “It’s really fun, and I picked Fairmont State because it’s close and it’s a really good school.”

Chambers plans to major in neuropsychology, to help war-time veterans and children with ADHD and other neurological disorders.

Both Lady Bearcats are looking forward to the start of this next chapter and hope to make their hometown proud in their respective sports.

The staff of the Mountain Statesman would like to extend congratulations to both Chambers and Knotts.

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