Cape Henlopen High School Senior Kadijah Doughty had earned 12 Varsity Letters, but had not yet started thinking about college. Then she met Delaware Tech Volleyball Coach Cindy Savage at a senior all-star volleyball match last November, and the coach was way ahead of her.
“I saw pure potential when I watched Kadijah play,” Coach Savage remembered. “We would be so excited to have someone of her athletic ability playing for our school. I saw her playing volleyball for the Hawks as a Division I athlete, and studying hard so she could transfer into a four-year school to pursue her dream of becoming a teacher.”
Doughty wants to major in early childhood development. Coach Savage assured Doughty that the student athlete would be well prepared to transfer into a four-year school. After she had spoken with Coach Savage, Doughty went online and learned that Delaware Tech offered the courses she wanted, and their volleyball team had won the NJCAA Region 19 championship last season!
“It seemed like a good fit," Doughty said. "And my mom was glad I’d be staying close to home!”
“Any time you can bring in a student athlete who has those intangibles that you can’t teach, it only helps the institution and its sports programs,” said Athletics Director Anthony Edwards. With the addition of Kadijah, we build a better team.”
Delaware Tech – the First State’s only community college – offers academic, technical and continuing education, and corporate and community training comprising more than 120 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs. The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Delaware Tech has four campuses across Delaware in Georgetown, Dover, Stanton and Wilmington. Visit www.dtcc.edu to learn more about Delaware Tech’s programs.