Center stage in H.B. Stewart Bulldog Arena, Olivia Walker stood among friends and family for a special moment in her high school career.
Walker, signed a letter of intent to extend her golfing aspirations at the collegiate level, with Walnut Ridge based Williams Baptist.
Stepping back, Walker’s kindhearted personality, work ethic, and infectious smile can be misleading when it comes to her athletic pursuits.
Her prowess on the basketball court and soccer field led to an intimidating, and elusive figure with quick feet, and strategic thought processes. But, since 2017 the game of golf is the sport where her faith, and focus identified a career path through sport.
“Olivia is a true team player. She worked so hard to get better for the team the past 3 seasons. She made her self a better golfer and learned that all the hard work does pay off in the end. Not only for herself but for the team. Really going to miss having her on the team.”
– Greenwood High School Golf Coach, Ronnie Sockey
Aside from her accomplishments on and off the golf course, Walker’s character is what truly sets her apart, and stands out. That being said, one of the key components Williams Baptist Golf Coach looked at with Walker was her ability to be a cornerstone student athlete for his growing team.
“I’m so glad to be blessed with the opportunity to play college golf at Williams Baptist and I would like to thank everyone at greenwood for making it possible, especially all my coach’s and family that have helped me along the way.”
– Olivia Walker
Following up on a major in biology at Williams Baptist, Walker will attend Arkansas Colleges of Health Education
Williams Baptist Golf Coach, Zane Wright made the trip from Walnut Ridge to Greenwood to personally show his support of their latest commit. Wright commented, “We’re very excited to add Olivia to our roster and hope to have a very strong season next year.”