Mo’ne Davis blew our minds in 2014 when she became the first, female pitcher to win a Little League World Series game at the age of 13; plus she became the first African-American girl to lead her team to the World Series. Her 70-mph fastballs for the Taney Dragons of South Philadelphia landed her a cover for Sports Illustrated, an appearance in a Spike Lee car commercial and an interview with Jimmy Fallon. Not to mention, a honorable tweet from Kevin Durant, the verified one, not the wannabes and being named AP Female Athlete of the Year.
Now since college is around the corner, it seems the teen is joining the HBCU family and will be attending Hampton University, where she will play softball. She made the announcement on her Instagram on Monday.
Davis chooses Hampton over five other schools; Bethune-Cookman University, Southern University, Coppin State University, the University of Massachusetts and the University of Pennsylvania.
Davis will play on the university’s softball team as a middle infielder and major in journalism and communications. She starts in the fall semester.
“Having Mo’ne is great,” Hampton softball coach, Angela Nicholson told the Daily Press. “I know she doesn’t want it to be about her, and neither do we. We want her to have a great experience and be like everybody else. But her status will come along with her. The press will come along with her, whether we want it or not. We’re blessed to have her and we’re excited for anything that will promote Hampton University.”
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