The 2021 TSSAA Division II-A Miss Basketball award winner, Jordaynia Ivia, will continue her academics and athletic career at the next level after signing her National Letter of Intent on Thursday.
Ivie will step foot on the court of the University of North Carolina-Asheville Lady Bulldogs next winter as she signed with them with more goals in mind.
“I have been talking with UNC-Asheville for a little over a year now,” Ivie said. “The connection I had with them on and off the court separated them from the rest of the offers I had. I knew they were always there to support me and will continue to support me.”
She’s already piled up the accolades and wins at Lakeway Christian Academy winning Miss Basketball, McDonald’s All-American team nominee and a region tournament MVP just to name a few.
Now, Ivie has the opportunity to rack up more awards at the Division I level and her coaches, friends and family were all there to witness the special day.
“The support from the community is amazing,” Ivie said. “I have never been to a school that gives this much support. It means a lot to have them all here to cheer me on because they have been here through the whole journey since I have been at LCA.”
Ivie spent two years under head coach Randy Coffman with LCA. She stood out her senior year with her averages of 15.5 points per game, 3.7 steals per game and shooting nearly 40% from the perimeter.
She averaged 16 points per contest in her career at LCA.
Accomplishing the goal of signing to play basketball at the next level was no easy task for Ivie, but with the help of her family and the LCA community behind her, it became possible.
“This has always been my dream to play basketball at the collegiate level,” she said. “I have had to take huge leaps of faith quite a bit through my journey. Today, I finally realized what God had planned for me. LCA has done so much for me and I knew I was supposed to be at this school with Coffman to give me a better opportunity.”