Riverside Christian Academy’s Lady Knights showed their support for the RCA family by hosting “Blue Out” Night, raising awareness of Huntington’s disease (HD).
Emma Campbell, a 2018 RCA graduate, joined her former volleyball teammates for the special night which honored Emma’s father, Doug Campbell, who was recently diagnosed with HD. Doug’s mother just passed away about a year ago from this disease.
Emma’s mom, Ruthane, and siblings, Morgan and Ryan, also RCA alumni, were on hand for the “Blue Out” Night game. Ruthane was always instrumental in organizing the Lady Knights’ “Pink Out” Night for breast cancer awareness, and since the Campbell family walked in the Huntington Disease Society of America’s (HDSA) awareness walk a couple of weeks ago, the volleyball team decided they wanted to support the Campbells’ fundraising efforts – all of the proceeds from that night are going to the HDSA.
Emma was the first female RCA student-athlete to receive an athletic scholarship and the first volleyball player to receive one. Last year’s Elk Valley Times’ Athlete of the Year, she is currently playing volleyball at Freed-Hardiman University and is a starter as a freshman.
Emma was able to watch her former teammates, who wore blue uniforms for the night, take a 3-1 win over Tullahoma’s Enrichment Fellowship.
Lady Knights, by the numbers
RCA vs. Covenant Academy Huntsville
The Lady Knights won 3-1
Ellie Hammons: 6 kills, 23 digs
Bethany McGee: 9 points served
Libby Wright: 19 assists, 4 solo blocks
Rachel Hill: 13 kills, 33 digs
Samantha Stewart: 14 digs, 9 points served
RCA vs. Enrichment Fellowship
RCA won the “Blue Out” Night game, 3-1
Ellie Hammons: 14 kills
Bethany McGee: 20 points served, 4 aces
Libby Wright: 35 assists, 12 points served with 7 aces
Rachel Hill: 20 kills, 16 digs
RCA JV vs. Enrichment Fellowship
The JV won 2-0
Sydney Ashby: 4 kills, 9 points served
Lilly Ragland: 7 points served, 5 aces
Caroline Hall: 4 points served, 4 aces
Callie Eldridge: 4 assists, 4 points served