Signing Day

Buchanan Headed to DBU

The Class of 2023 watched Emily Buchanan sign to continue her academic and athletic career next year at Dallas Baptist University. This marks the fifth signee of the year for JA. Emily is the daughter of Niles and Nicole Buchanan. Emily has been on the JA varsity tennis team since the 6th grade and has been a starter since the 7th grade.

She has won four Individual State Championships for JA tennis. She is also a two-time state champ outside of JA. She has received the Raider Award twice, the Anthony Kalantzis Memorial Award, and she will make the Super Seven after this season. Outside of JA, she has received the George Wilkerson Memorial Award. She was a member of the Girls Varsity Basketball State Championship in 2021 and holds the record for most three-pointers made in a single game. She finished 4th in the nation in 2019 and 3rd in the nation in 2022 on her Junior Team Tennis team. She has been on the honor roll since the 9th grade. She is a currently involved in the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, the paintball club, cooking club, the Spanish club, and service club.

Coach Mary Rebecca Jeffries said, ?I can still remember when Emily told me she was going to quit basketball to focus on her tennis because she wanted to get a college scholarship for tennis, and honestly, my first thought was Coach Sojourner is going to kill me. But over these past few months, I have seen her drive and dedication, and I could not be more proud of her that she achieves her goal of receiving a scholarship. I wish her the very best of luck over the next few years at Dallas Baptist University.?

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