After Brittany Lawrence received a volleyball scholarship offer from Creighton on Monday, she had a four-hour ride home to North Platte to think about it.
As it turned out, she didn't really need that much time.
“I pretty much knew when I got into the car that's where I wanted to go,” she said. “I was really impressed by everything I saw.”
Lawrence, a 6-foot-3 junior middle hitter from North Platte St. Patrick's, verbally accepted the offer Monday night. She still has one more varsity season of volleyball left with the Class C-2 Lady Irish, who went 30-3 this season and finished fourth at the state tournament.
“Getting to state was a big accomplishment,” she said. “I wish we could have done a little better there, but we still had a great season.”
Lawrence, who also was being recruited by Division I teams Iowa State and Northern Colorado, finished the season with 359 kills to earn a spot on The World-Herald's All-Class C-2 team. She also had 108 blocks, 45 aces and 85 digs.
“I know I'm going to get a great education at Creighton,” she said. “And their volleyball program is awesome, too.”
The Bluejays finished 29-4 this fall and reached the NCAA tournament.
Lawrence said Creighton will be a good fit for another reason.
“I have a lot of family in Omaha,” she said. “I'm looking forward to someday playing in front of them.”
Lawrence, who currently is playing on the Lady Irish basketball team, added that she's happy to have that collegiate decision behind her.
“I'll be able to enjoy my senior year a lot more,” she said. “Everything just seems right to me.”