Belladonna qualified for States in both discus and shot put on Friday.
She was interviewed by the local television station.
It is getting a little bit weird. She is good enough that she is getting some attention from colleges with regard to recruiting. It seems that Division I and Division II and III all have different rules.
A Division I representative walked up and shook her hand at Regionals. He/she said nothing (to her). Apparently he is not allowed to speak to her until after her junior year is completed (June 13 at 2:45 PM, if anybody was asking). He/she is allowed, however, to speak to her coach.
A Division II coach walked up to Belladonna and chatted up a storm. She wants to schedule a home visit. Unfortunately, the college is in the center of an inner city area and I am squeamish about safety issues. We are country mice at heart and I must report that my kids are sometimes daffy about simple things like....locking doors.
It saddens me that may alma mater (Michigan State) seems to be out of the hunt. Where are they? MSU is a short drive away and I would love to go and watch her compete at the college level. I will go to some of the meets if she attends the other schools, but it will be difficult and I will not be able to attend as many. Sparty....where are you.
And if that was not enough to tear out a dad's heart, she insists on wearing an Alabama sweatshirt. I offered to buy her an Auburn hoodie, and her sister has offered an LSU hoodie, but to no avail.
Maybe she is way ahead of us all and is just playing games with us.