CP Senior Grayson Broadus Commits To Notre Dame
ATA College Prep Senior Grayson Broadus committed to continue his academic and athletic careers at The University Of Notre Dame this coming fall.
“What ultimately set ND apart was the environment of the school – school spirit, culture, character of the entire community – that all really stood out to me,” Grayson said. “Everyone is so happy to be there. Everyone is helpful and kind. The environment is small and similar to what I’m used to at ATA CP.”
Grayson also strongly considered the University of Texas, Texas A&M and Wake Forest, before confidently landing on ND.
“Also the coaches really believe in me and want me to be a part of their school,” Grayson said. “They seem like the two greatest coaches a player would want to play for. They don’t put a ton of pressure on you, so that you have to win or else, rather, they focus on your development and on you as a person as well.”
Notre Dame is one of very few universities to consistently rank in the top 25 in the U.S. News & World Report survey of America’s best colleges and the Learfield Sports’ Directors’ Cup standings of the best overall athletic programs.
Grayson plans to study Business while at Notre Dame and feels that his experience at ATA College Prep will serve him well come next fall.
“A great part about College Prep is that it is an environment where if you really want to learn, or you need help with something in particular, everybody is willing and wants to help once you take the initiative,” Grayson said. Students are responsible for getting out of school as much as they want out of it. I think this is very important for college because I have an interest in learning so I will be prepared to seek out the help and manage the rigors of college.”
Grayson will join a Notre Dame Men’s tennis team that finished last season ranked 13th in the ITA D1 National Rankings, logging a 21-10 record an earning an appearance in the NCAA Championship Sweet 16.
“I can’t wait for the spring season,” Grayson said. “I can’t wait to experience what it will be like to play in a huge dual match.”
When asked what he will rely on to succeed at the next level academically and athletically, Grayson turned to the tools gained over his past years at ATA and ATACP.
“Everyday I am reminded of my goal and what it will take to reach it. I have been pushed, not only physically, but also mentally. I feel like when I get to college I will be mature and ready to face the challenges. And even if I have a hard time facing these challenges, I know I have the tools necessary to solve a problem and people that I can always talk to help me.”
He will sign his letter of intent this Thursday at 6:30pm in the ATA Fitness Center – the entire ATA community is invited.