Crestview athletes vow to play their best after signing scholarships

Arianna Simms schoalrship signing

Crestview High School student Jasmine Middleton, 17, signed a scholarship to play volleyball for Southern University. David Born, 17, signed a scholarship to play soccer for the University of West Florida. Arianna Simms, 17, signed a scholarship to play basketball for the University of West Florida.

Published: Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 01:25 PM.

CRESTVIEW — David Born, Jasmine Middleton and Arianna Simms, who have signed scholarships to play sports at two regional universities, want to bring their A-game to their new teams.

"(I plan) to play the best I can and help the team win games," said Born, 17, who signed a soccer scholarship with the University of West Florida's Argonauts.

Simms, who signed a basketball scholarship with the same school, said she's learned countless lessons from four seasons as a shooting guard, and will apply them at UWF.

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"When I started playing high school (basketball) all I learned was hustle and never give up," she said. "I will bring defense to the team."

Middleton, who signed a volleyball scholarship with Southern University and Agricultural and Mathematics College in Baton Rouge, La., said she's working with trainers to prepare for her time as a Jaguar.

"I plan on being an influence and contributing to the team when I get there," she said.  

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