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Girls showcase their talents in pursuit of a college scholarship

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

HEMET, CA – The cost of a college education is soaring with many of the top schools hovering around the $50,000 mark or more per year. But if a young girl has the talent to catch and throw, pitch and hit a softball, well, she just might land herself an athletic scholarship. And that would no doubt please her parents.

Don and Sue Long smiled when asked: “Did your daughter get a softball scholarship?” Yes she did. Their daughter, McKenzie Long, 16, has verbally committed to Michigan State University.

The cost-savings for the Long’s?

“It’s a $40,000 a year school,” said Sue Long.

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