An action photograph of a girl in softball gear swinging a bat at the ball.
UVA senior Skylar Steib playing softball

Graduation for the University View Academy (UVA) class of 2024 is around the corner. As we countdown to our graduation ceremony on May 25, we want to honor the accomplishments of our seniors. The first senior spotlight features Skylar Steib. 

Steib recently signed her National Letter of Intent in a special ceremony at the UVA Lynx Den. She signed her letter to play softball for Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas. This commitment is the culmination of years of dedication and hard work. A resident of West Baton Rouge Parish, Steib began playing softball at a young age with local traveling teams. By the age of 12, she knew that she wanted to play softball for a college team. 

“It’s drawn me to it,” Steib shared about the sport. “It feels like what I’m supposed to be here for. I’m smiling ear to ear thinking about it.”

Throughout her high school career, Steib received offers from over 20 colleges and universities around the country until she decided to commit to Bethany College. “From the moment I met the coaches, we clicked,” Steib said about her selection of Bethany College. “When I stepped on campus, I felt like it was home.” 

Steib called the coach on January 1, 2024, to inform him of her decision. “I figured it was the first day of my high school graduation year,” Steib said. “I was at the grocery store when he sent me my letter of intent. I immediately went home and started crying to my mom. It was a dream come true.” 

Steib excels at academics as well as athletics. She enrolled at UVA her freshman year and has thrived throughout her high school career. She is a member of Beta Club and National Honor Society and received scholarship offers based solely on her academic merit. She will enter college as a sophomore with a 4.75 GPA due to credits earned through her dual enrollment classes at UVA. 

Steib trains for softball every day and also frequently travels around the country for tournaments, but UVA’s flexible learning environment allows her to work towards her athletic goals while maintaining her high academic standing. “UVA is the best school for me,” Steib shared. “It was supposed to be a temporary school during COVID, but I decided to stay. It’s worked amazingly ever since.”

Steib will leave for Bethany College in late July for early athletics opportunities. She will major in exercise science with a concentration in coaching. She hopes to one day become a softball coach. UVA is proud to recognize Steib’s academic and athletic achievements and to support her as she continues on to the next stage of her educational journey.

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