WHITESBORO — Sierra Parks knew her athletic career was going to continue in college. It just changed from one sport to another.

“I originally wanted to run track in college,” she said. “Then I knew I wanted to play volleyball because of the team aspect.”

So with that in mind Parks signed her to play volleyball for Fort Scott Community College in Kansas.

She chose the junior college program over Henderson State, Richland Junior College and Marshalltown Community College in Iowa.

“I loved the coaches,” Parks said. “Fort Scott has more opportunities for to play after two years.”

Parks was a first-team all-district selection in 9-3A this past season as the Lady Bearcats made the playoffs for the fifth straight season and earned second-team all-district accolades as a junior.

Fort Scott went 25-14 this fall and was 5-5 in Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference.

The Greyhounds have won at least 25 matches in each of the last five seasons and in 2017 the team was ranked as high as ninth in the National Junior College Athletic Association Top 20 poll.