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Jordan Willingham

Jordan Willingham was joined for her college signing by her mother (seated), Caroline Willingham, (standing, from left) Wake Christian principal Wayne Helder, WCA softball coach and Jordan's father, John Willingham, TFS coach Nathan Russell and WCA athletics director Randy Johnson.
Jordan Willingham was joined for her college signing by her mother (seated), Caroline Willingham, (standing, from left) Wake Christian principal Wayne Helder, WCA softball coach and Jordan's father, John Willingham, TFS coach Nathan Russell and WCA athletics director Randy Johnson.

High School: Wake Christian Academy

Parents: John and Caroline Willingham

Why North Greenville? “The people at the school are nice and it is a beautiful campus. The fact that my brother plays baseball was a factor as well.”

Also Considered? Mount Olive

Major: Elementary Education

Notable: Jordan spent all 13 years of her scholastic career at Wake Christian and was a four-year starter for the Bulldogs’ softball team. She was one of the leaders of WCA’s state N.C. Christian Schools Association 3A championship-winning team as a junior. As a senior, she helped Wake Christian put together an undefeated run in its first season playing in the Triangle Independent Athletic Conference as a N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association member this spring. Jordan was named the TSIAC softball player of the year this spring and was a first-team all-conference selection… She was the team’s offensive MVP as a junior and served as a team captain this season and also a three-year letter winner in volleyball. … Jordan played with the TFS travel team in softball. … She attends Midway Baptist Church and is active as a teacher assistant and in the nursery. … Jordan is the second member of her family to play at North Greenville, which plays in the Conference Carolinas as an NCAA Division II member. Her older brother, Sean, plays baseball for the Crusaders. … She will receive the NGU General Excellence Academic Scholarship. Her favorite Bible verse is Isaiah 41:10: “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”

Compiled by D. Clay Best

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