Up until the very end of the '09 school year, Stephanie Holloman, one of the county's most superb dual-threats in the local prep sports scene over the past three seasons, didn't have anywhere to play at the next level. Holloman, an all-stater in both volleyball and basketball at Birmingham Roeper, did her work on the field of play with a quiet grace that sometimes made her easy to overlook due to the fact that everything she did appeared so effortless for her. Although that was far from the case - Holloman is the definition of hard work and class whether on the volleyball court or on the basketball hardwood - Holloman often times didn't receive her due credit from the local press corps or the college recruiting scene. Overcoming this unfair lack of exposure, Holloman finally landed at Adrian College and is set to play volleyball there starting this fall. Adrian's spikers got themselves a true gem. The numbers say it all. Holloman helped the Roughriders' volleyball team to three district titles, one regional crown, and a berth in the D4 state championship game in 2007 and the school's hoops program to two district titles, one regional trophy, and an undefeated regular season in 2008, where the team held the state's number one ranking the entire year until bowing in the quarterfinals. on the basketball floor, Holloman was an intimidating presence in the post and defensive ace, that always checked the opposing team's star player. In volleyball, she patrols the net with a fearless attitude and viciously-deadly spike and that will undoubtebly score points with her soon-to-be college coaches and teammates. This is not to mention the fact that this girl is a bonafide star off the court as well, a standout in the classroom and someone whose humble and inspiring demeanor make her a natural leader. Congratulations to Stephanie and all the hard work she put in at the high school level that eventually landed her at the next level, where I predict she will shine and be a huge surprise to Adrian fans and future conferen ce foes alike in the very near future.