Abby Rouse signed a letter of intent to play college basketball with Valdosta State University today. Abby joined the Tattnall family in 2014 and has been a valuable member of the Lady Trojans basketball team since she stepped on to Richard Reid Court.
“This is a culmination of many years of hard work by Abby and her family. She’s a fine young lady, and her character and behavior prove she’s had a great foundation from her family and from her school. Her energy is contagious, and she is a great senior leader. I’m truly looking forward to having her for another year,” stated Head Coach Todd Whetsel.
An asset on both the offensive and defensive end, the 6’5″ standout is known to earn double figures in any one single game. Abby averages 10 points and 8 rebounds per game. She is a 54% shooter from the floor and is the team leader in blocked shots. Rouse was also recognized as a very unselfish player who is willing to do anything for the sake of boosting team morale.
Abby said she knew VSU was the right fit for her because of the experience she had with her future coaches and teammates. “I was very impressed with the coaching staff. We got along great. When I walked on campus it just felt like home, and the players were very welcoming. I just knew it was the best fit for me,” smiled Rouse.
Abby was honored with GHSA All-Region status her junior year, is a member of FCA and Spanish Club. She is an active volunteer with Central Georgia Autism and is a member of Midway Baptist Church.
“I am so thankful for this opportunity, and I have realized that only God could put this within my reach. I give Him all the glory,” exclaimed Rouse.