Local softball player Tanisha Halvorson has received a full-ride scholarship down at Bryant and Stratton College in Virginia Beach. 

Halvorson has been playing softball since she was seven years old and has gone through several different programs to help fulfill her softball dreams. 

"I started by joining NCSA which is a recruiting app and my old coach from my old travel team helped me get in contact with several different coaches and universities and colleges around the world." 

While Halvorson is playing for the Bobcats at Bryant and Stratton she will be majoring in business.

"Once I decide to transfer to a four year I will be taking kinesiology."

Halvorson says the team she plays with has been connecting well already.

"The first little bit was awkward because we didn't really know each other, and we never played with each other before. We have 17 different countries on our team, so a big mix of girls but once we are in the field we just go for it." 

th 2Halvorson says her team really goes for it on the field. 

Halvorson left in August for her first semester but has been back home due to an injury she sustained on the field.

"We were down on a trip in South Carolina and led into the third base, but it wasn't a breakaway bag, and it was a really bad diamond. I really hurt my ankle and my knee, but I have been doing a lot better and am headed back."

After university, Halvorson has big plans for where she wants her softball career to take her.

"I will probably want to play for Team USA or Team Canada, that would be really cool." 

Halvorson leaves off by saying that this has been an experience of a lifetime. 

"It is going to be hard going to college, but it is also really fun. I have also met some really good people and have some really great coaches."

TH headshotTanisha Halvorson headshot for Bryant and Stratton College Bobcats.

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