BAINBRIDGE – Abi Selfridge, a senior standout at Bainbridge-Guilford, plays both basketball and volleyball. As a junior, Selfridge was a member of the New York State Championship Volleyball team and scored her 1,000th point for her basketball career.
With quite the banner year as an 11th grader, she is starting off her senior season right where the last one left off.
In her final season as Bobcat Volleyball player, she recorded her 1,000th assist. On Thursday afternoon in a B-G conference room in front of family, teammates and friends, Selfridge signed her National Letter of Intent to play volleyball at Clairon University.
Clairon is a NCAA Division-II program in Clairon, PA and is located in the northwestern part of the state – a five and a half hour drive from Bainbridge. In the fall of 2019, Selfridge will become a part of the Golden Eagles program.
Currently, the Golden Eagles are playing in the D-II NCAA tournament and won their opening round game the same day Selfridge signed her letter.
After playing club volleyball all over the country, a tournament in Penn State is where Clarion head coach Jennifer Herron first took an interest in the Bobcat senior.
“My cousin went to Clarion and was an athletic training major,” said Selfridge. “She told me that they were a great program as she worked with them. I then looked to at the school to see if they had the major I was interested in [Nutrition and Fitness] and they did.”
Selfridge then reached out the coaching staff, who began communicating with her and was invited for a campus visit.
“I really liked the campus and the coaches,” she continued. “The town of Clarion has a homey feel as it is a pretty small, tight-nit community. I liked that...