Jordy Vrba was one of the great examples of Dixon athletes succeeding after high school. She is currently attending East Central College in Union Missouri.
After she graduates this coming spring she plans on attending Missouri State University in Springfield. At MSU Vrba plans to get her bachelors in Exercise Science and a Master in Athletic Training.
She was a member of the 2016 Frisco League Championship Softball team and and All Conference and All District player among other honors.
Vrba was also an All District Shot Put Thrower and Sectional Qualifier for the Dixon Bulldogs Track Team. She helped with the 4x100 Meter Relay and Threw Discuss.
Vrba said about Dixon, “High school did help me on the physical side with all the repeating repetitions but it was more on the mental side that high school put in its work. Coming back from an injury is never easy, especially when softball gave you that injury and it will really put you down on yourself but if it wasn't for my high school coaches and all the support from my teammates and the fans, it would have been a lot harder to come back.”
She was one of the several Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs to participate in sports after high school. She contacted coached at different schools and sent videos of drills to compete for scholarships. She said, “When I realized and made the decision that I wanted to continue to play in college I always kept my game up and practiced the basics because without those you have nothing.”
By playing multiple sports in high school, Vrba said this about playing sports in college “I really didn't face any out of the norm challenges. I believe that since I played three sports all four years of high school it really helped out alot with always being busy.”
Her parents and her family was a big factor in her support and success. “My parents kept pushing to always do my best and I've had some pretty awesome coaches throughout the years, including my traveling coaches and high school coaches who ever let me stop but I'm not going to lie there was also a bit of competition to become better than my sister.”
When asked about having dreams of playing their sport in college she said, “Don't get discouraged because chances are you are not the only one feeling that way. Just a reminder you're not the only all-star anymore and if you really want it you can't give up, you have to keep pushing and I know y'all can if you have made it this far.” and “Never give up on your dreams and always play like it's your last time because you never know when it could be.”
East Central College has a short season in the fall and their regular season is in the springtime. She will play at Missouri Baptist on September 8th, St Louis Community College on September 22. They will be at home in Union to take on Missouri Baptist for a second time on September 23rd.