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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City stand-out volleyball player Kalisha Goree has made her college decision â€” Ohio State University.
Goree verbally committed to the Big Ten school recently, and said her experience at Columbia City has made a large impact on her successful career.
With some of her family living in Fort Wayne, Goree had the opportunity to attend a Fort Wayne school, but she chose Columbia City.
â€śColumbia City has done well with sending female athletes to Big Ten universities in the past â€” such as Leah Eber, Ashley Rhoades and Deb Sauers,â€ť Goree said. â€śThatâ€™s part of the reason why I decided to come to Columbia City.â€ť
Goree had a strong performance for the Lady Eagles last season, tallying 230 kills, 361 digs and 36 aces.
â€śMy mother is really excited and happy because Ohio State is only a few hours away and she will be able to come see me play,â€ť Goree said. â€śMy dad is also happy because he went to school in Columbus, so he is familiar with the area.â€ť
Pursuing athletic careers is nothing new to Goreeâ€™s family, as she has five cousins who play sports professionally.
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