Updated: August 30, 2020 10:31 PM
Created: August 30, 2020 09:51 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - When COVID-19 wiped out high school sports in the spring, it left graduating seniors with lots of emotions and uncertainty about what to do next. Luckily for Sandia High grad Mia Roy, she's ready to move both her paths in sports and her career to the next level.
Roy, a decorated athlete, has helped the Sandia girl's basketball team reach a state tournament and has won state titles in track.
After spring sports were cancelled, Roy signed with Dallas Baptist, a school that made her feel at home during the stressful times of COVID-19.
"Because there was no track season I felt like it was really God trying to say like, you deserve to be here. This is where you're supposed to be, and so I was like Dallas Baptist," she said.
In Roy's freshman year with the Matadors, she discovered her love for the arts. She's now majoring in graphic design and has years of experience designing logos, shirts and more.
Roy said it was her computer graphics teacher Kerri Banach who gave her inspiration.
"She really made me fall in love with like the artistic side of myself and ever since then I just have taken off. I really learned how to use illustrator, photoshop to create works of art," she said.
Roy said she plans to use her skills to start her own business on campus.
"I'm joining the graphics team here where we edit the pictures for the media, teams, and events put together flyers that go all over campus. I brought some of my stuff from home doing what I love, which is making t-shirts, and a lot of people we have to wear masks on campus, so I'm going to be making masks," she said.
Roy said she plans to run sprint and hurdle events for Dallas Baptist.
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