Transy the only school for Plant

By LINDA YOUNKIN State Journal Sports Writer Published:

Transylvania was the only college Meredith Plant was interested in attending.

Come this fall that's just where she'll be.

Plant, a senior at Western Hills and a five-year member of the WHHS varsity girls basketball team, has received an academic scholarship to attend the school. Transylvania, a provisional NCAA Div. III school, doesn't award athletic scholarships.

"I went to a lot of camps there when I was little," Plant said. "I always thought, 'Transy's where the big kids go.' I didn't think it was somewhere I'd go.

"I went to an open house there my junior year," she added, "and it was very professional, very friendly, and they did everything well."

That pretty much sealed the deal for Plant.

"The only school I was interested in was Transy," she said, "and I heard from two other schools. The kind of school I was interested in was academics first. With those schools you get the word out you're interested, and they come watch you play."

Transy coach Mark Turner is glad he did.

"We're really excited about Meredith," he said. "She really exemplifies what the student-athlete at Transylvania is all about. She's a bright girl and an outstanding basketball player. I think she can be a real impact player for our program."

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