Bella Vinson signs to play basketball at the next level


Bella Vinson and her guests watch her sign for Lipscomb University.

Elizabeth Brown, News Editor

Senior Bella Vinson signed to play basketball at Lipscomb University on November 11. 

Due to the circumstances of COVID, she signed in the library with a limited number of people. 

As early as middle school, colleges have shown interest in her. Vinson said, “I’ve been recruited since about the eighth grade. It’s been an unreal experience, and I am very grateful to have been able to go through it the past few years.” 

She officially announced that she was committed on Twitter on April 15 of this year. Seven months later and she has validated her commitment through signing. 

When asked what she is looking forward to the most while playing at the Division One level, Vinson stated, “I am looking forward to playing some of the best competition from across the country.” She is ready for the new challenge, and Vinson said she is excited to grow in her athletic ability. 

David Lipscomb University is a faith-based private college in Nashville. They are a Division One school, and they compete in the NCAA. 

With that, Vinson said that she chose Lipscomb because she knew she could “grow academically, spiritually, and athletically.”

“I love all of the coaches and players,” says Vinson. She also said that she will get a “top-notch education,” all while she plays the sport she has loved since she was a little girl.

The last reason she chose Lipscomb was because of the fact that it is close to home. Vinson said that family was a very important factor in her decision. 

Vinson received offers from Oklahoma State, Murray State, and Lipscomb. 

She is happy to have the process out of the way, and she is ready to play her senior year here at Coffee County.