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Versatile Hutto signs on with Fighting Koalas
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KELSEY HUTTO SIGNED a national volleyball grant-in-aid while flanked by her parents, Jim and Weslynn Hutto. Lookin on from behind the 2012 Camden High graduate are, from left, CHS athletic director Jimmy Neal, Lady Bulldog head volleyball coach, Paige Wilson, and CHS principal, Dan Matthews. - photo by Photo courtesy of Laura Horton/Camden High School
Sometimes, coaches do not know who may or may not be coming out for their team until they stage tryouts for their squad.Other times, a coach may know something about their newcomers.Neither of those was applicable for Camden High head volleyball coach Paige Wilson as it pertained to Kelsey Hutto.When Hutto arrived to begin volleyball practice with the Lady Bulldogs for the start of the 2008 season, the freshman was hardly a new face. Rather, Hutto was almost one of the family; given the fact that her sister, Kristen, played for Wilson and was entering her senior campaign that year. Add to that, Kelsey had been around the team and the sport since elementary school so, when tryouts came around, she hardly needed a name tag so the coaching staff would know who she was.Now, after signing a national letter-of-intent to play volleyball at Columbia College, Hutto is hoping to make a name for herself with the Fighting Koalas.Had Hutto been a basketball player, she would have been termed a “gym rat.”