Crestview Bulldogs Bufkin, Pase announce college choices

Brittany Pase Kristen Bufkin and their time to SHINE

Above: Crestview High School's Brittany Pase is joined by her family and coaches Monday as she signs a scholarship to play beach volleyball at the University of North Florida. Below: Kristen Bufkin — who received $167,000 in academic scholarships to the University of Miami, where she will play club softball — is joined by her family and Crestview High School staffers on signing day.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 06:06 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Kristen Bufkin and Brittany Pase will soon go their separate ways after sharing several big matches as Crestview High School volleyball teammates.

The senior tandem took the home court at the Crestview gym one last time Monday as they announced their college decisions.

Bufkin, a softball and volleyball player, will head for the University of Miami in the fall on academic scholarships totaling $167,000. She will study neuroscience and play club softball for the Hurricanes, who don't have a varsity softball program.

Pase will play beach volleyball at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. She is believed to be the first volleyball player from Okaloosa County to receive a scholarship for beach volleyball.

Bufkin, who scored a perfect 36 on her ACT, is glad she won't have to worry about costs for the next four years.

"It really does take a load off my mind," she said. "With a lot of colleges you don't realize the feasibility (of attending) until you start applying and looking at the schools. Money is the deciding factor a lot of times if you attend.

I'm excited because I want to be a neurologist. But I want to work more on the sports medicine aspect of it with all the new research on the concussions and the head trauma is really big right now. I think it's going to be really interesting with sports and the neurosurgeons."

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