Industrial's Kitchens, Gabrysch headed to TLU
Dec. 4, 2017 at 10:06 p.m.
VANDERBILT - Savhannah Kitchens and Logan Gabrysch are enjoying their senior years at Industrial High School.
Both have dreamed about playing the sports they love at the collegiate level.
Kitchens and Gabrysch turned their dreams into reality by making their commitments official to Division III Texas Lutheran University on Monday at the Industrial Gym.
"This is an amazing feeling because I didn't know this was going to be a reality for me," Kitchens said. "It was mostly a dream, but with the help of my coaches, teammates and family I was really able to pursue it. Now, it's a reality."
"It feels like such an accomplishment," Gabrysch said. "I have been dreaming about going to play the game that I love for so long. To be able to fulfill that dream is something special. It's great to have my family and friends here to celebrate this moment."
Kitchens has spent four years playing for the Lady Cobras volleyball team and Gabrysch has been a part of the boys golf team for four years.
Kitchens, who was named the Co-District 28-3A Most Valuable Player, finished her senior season with 370 kills, 41 blocks, 76 digs and 33 aces.
"The one thing that I will take away from my four years at Industrial will be the sense of family on my team," Kitchens said. "They're not just teammates to me. They will always be family to me and whatever team that I'm on."
Kitchens helped the Lady Cobras reach the Class 3A regional tournament and finish with a 33-9 overall record this season.
"She has a positive attitude and is a hard worker," said Industrial head volleyball coach Jenna Treybig. "She's an all-around athlete and can do whatever you need her to do. It's a great feeling as a coach to see someone get the opportunity to play at the next level."
Gabrysch has competed at the UIL Class 3A state golf tournament for three years with Industrial's boys golf team.
Gabrysch shot a 170 to lead the Cobras at the state tournament in the spring and helped the team finish in 11th place after shooting a combined 737.
"The thing that I love about golf is that it's all on you," Gabrysch said. "You can't blame anything on yourself. It takes a lot of mental strength along with being physical to play golf. Golf is a pure sport."
"Texas Lutheran is getting a top- notch individual," said Industrial head football coach/athletic director Kensey Allen. "He does a great job on the course and in the classroom since he was a freshman. He has great moral character and has the discipline to do a good job at the next level."
Kitchens and Gabrysch liked the environment at Texas Lutheran and said they feel comfortable with their decisions to attend the school in Seguin.
"Their coaches were with me the whole recruiting process," Gabrysch said. "They have a great program. I wouldn't be here today without the help of my coaches and teammates. It's fun to play the sport that you love with your friends, and that's something that I will not forget."
"I love the coaches," Kitchens said. "Coach Tiffany (Davis) can make your day light up. The school is not too big and not too small and has a home feeling. I fell in love with it when I went on a visit. When I get there, I'm going to work hard and push myself to be the best player I can be."