Samantha Matthews Signs to Play at the University of Tampa
Samantha stated that the day was a day she dreamed about since she was a child. She feels like Tampa is the best fit for her because on her visit, it felt like a place she could call “home.” She added that it was a strong school academically and feels she will fit in with the coaches.
During Samantha’s signing, shown seated at center, she was joined by her parents Paige Barrett and Scott Matthews (Lady Pirate Head Coach), seated on either side. Samantha was also joined by her stepmother Candace Matthews (seated far right front row), her stepfather Jeff Barrett (seated far left front row). Shown left to right standing and supporting Samantha are Lady Pirates Assistant Coach Jason Hawkins, sister Sloane Barrett, CHS Athletic Director Chad Gilbert, stepsisters Skylar Cochran and Alexis Finchum, and Cross Country Coach Jerry Doyle. Congratulations to Samantha on her decision to play college basketball at the University of Tampa and best wishes for a successful education and career.