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Senior emotional over softball scholarship signing.

3:29 PM, Jan. 16, 2014 EST

When a teenager signs a scholarship, it's a big moment and a special occasion.

But every now and then, a kid comes along that will touch your heart. Caitlin Collins is that kind of athlete. She teared up when we sat down to chat.

"I worked hard every day, I never gave up, even through sickness or anything," she said.

Caitlin Collins teared up because she says this is the moment she's dreamed about for years.

The senior has battled asthma throughout her career, keeping her inhaler on the bench and feeling the effects of the disease after strenuous workouts.

But she gutted through and this year had a 310 batting average and drove in 18 runs.

This is the only sport Collins plays throughout the year and she says signing a scholarship means everything.

"Ever since I've been little this is what I've lived for," she said with an earnest smile.

The Vikings went 23-10 this past season and advanced to the GHSA Class-A-State tournament where they finished third overall.

Collins will join former lady Viking Claire Crawford at Georgia Military College.



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