PORTSMOUTH – Portsmouth senior Alainnah Scott described the feeling of earning the opportunity to swim at the collegiate level as, “reassuring”.
After signing her letter of intent to continue her education and swim career by joining the women’s swim team at Shawnee State University, Scott’s assured her next four years will be spent right here at home.
“I don’t feel as stressed out as I did before I picked a college,” Scott said. “I just feel a lot more at ease.”
To say that Scott has been busy during her time as a Trojan would be an understatement.
As a five-year Trojan swimmer, Scott has competed in events such as the 500 yard freestyle, the 200 yard freestyle, the 4×100, and the 4×50 events respectively.
In addition to being a five-year swimmer as a Trojan, Scott is a four-year member of PHS’ show choir, a one-year varsity cheerleader, and a two-year member of the girls tennis team.
Scott acknowledged that going to swim for SSU coach Gerald Cadogan, who is also Portsmouth’s swim coach, was a big selling point on her becoming a Bear and swimming collegiately.
“He’s been the best coach I’ve ever had,” Scott said. “I really admire him. He’s the majority of the reason why I keep swimming – he motivates me, always has an attitude that affects how I view things.”
Upon attending Shawnee State, Scott says she plans on majoring in journalism.
“It makes me feel good to know they care about me this much,” Scott said of her friends and family being in attendance for Friday’s signing. “I feel really blessed to have had everyone’s support.”
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