On Friday, Blacksburg High School recognized three student athletes – Brooke Anderson, Logan Hudson and Courtney Wilson – who are planning to further their sports careers at the collegiate level. The signing ceremony took place in the school’s library.
Anderson, a senior captain and catcher, signed a letter-of-intent to play softball and study at Virginia Wesleyan University, majoring in biology and business.
A four-year starter on the varsity softball team, Anderson has been a constant force of offense and defense for Head Coach Marty McMahon at Blacksburg High School. In her freshman year, she threw out eight base runners attempting to steal a base. It was said that, in her sophomore and junior years, Anderson’s reputation behind the plate preceding her, opponents made no attempts to steal bases. Anderson’s batting average of .356 over the past three years has been instrumental in Blacksburg’s success.
As a sophomore, Anderson earned first Team All-Conference and as a junior was second Team All-District. As a junior, Anderson helped lead the Bruins to a 19-5 record and a State Quarter-Final appearance. In addition to softball, she is an active chapter officer in DECA and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She also is a member of the National Honor Society where she provides service to others at her school and in her community.
She has earned a full academic scholarship and a Batten Honors Fellowship identifying Anderson as one of the top twenty freshmen entering Virginia Wesleyan next fall.
Logan Hudson, a senior linebacker and half-back, committed to play football and study at Bridgewater College in Bridgewater Virginia. Hudson is a four-year member of the Bruin football program, earning his first varsity letter as a sophomore. He was an active member of the 2016 State Championship Football Team.
As a junior, Hudson helped lead the Bruins to an 11-2 record and a River Ridge District Championship and as a senior season he helped lead the team to a 13-1 record while reaching the State-Semifinals and becoming the winningest class in Blacksburg Football history.
Courtney Wilson, a senior equestrian, committed to be on the equestrian team and study at Hollins University.
Hollins is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association and Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC). Courtney has shown competitively for over nine years in the hunter /jumper and hunt seat equitation rings. She has trained under J.T. Tallon, Carolyn Williams, and Sherri West.
She has received numerous championships and awards in the Southwest Virginia Horse Show Association including high-point junior equitation rider for the past two years (2017 and 2018), Grand Champion high-point pony (2013) and top three-year end awards in the Special Children’s and Children’s Hunter divisions (2014-2018). Courtney competed in Venice, Florida this winter where she was circuit champion.