TBC Eagles Volleyball coach Kirsten Christmas has found yet another multi-talented young lady whose gifts and talents extend far beyond the volleyball court. Miya Malone brings honor, character, and accomplishment along with her volleyball skills to Trinity as the Lady Eagles prepare to surge ahead in the South Region.

Miya LaTrise Malone — Waycross, Georgia

Miya is a graduate of Ware County High School in Waycross, Georgia, where she played JV volleyball in grades 9 and 10 and varsity in grades 10-12. She was the JV captain as a sophomore as she split time between the two teams. She played all varsity in her junior and seniors years and was team captain as a senior. Her high school coaches were Mrs. Jena Howell (JV) and Mrs. Aleshia Gibson (varsity). Miya is the daughter of Reverend Fer-Rell M. Malone, Sr. and Mrs. Kecia L. Malone.

Miya earned the JV Most Improved Player and Best Server awards and continued to excel on varsity. She made the All-Region Second Team three times, served as a lettered varsity captain as a senior outside hitter, received the Most Coachable and Offensive Player of the Year awards, and was one of two teammates chosen to participate in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Junior Volleyball Showcase “Best of the South vs. North” in June of 2017.

Miya is known for her hustle — and especially known for her aces, digs, and kills.

Miya also played for the Ware County Recreational Department against YMCA Adult League teams and competed on the Ware County High School swim team from 2014–2016.

Miya also performed very well in the classroom. She graduated with 3.5 GPA and finished on the A/B honor roll. She also received the following awards and honors: perfect attendance, citizenship, and Sheffield Character. She won 5th place in the JROTC Female Cadet Challenge in 2015. Lastly, Miya was representative speaker on entrepreneurship for her Marketing Principles class in 2016.

Miya gave two main reasons for choosing Trinity Baptist College. “They gave me the opportunity to further my education while also getting the chance to play volleyball,” she said. “Besides volleyball, I plan to get involved with the college and learn new things and just be open for new things.

She added her plans for after college: “I plan to further my education and officially live my dream of becoming a kindergarten teacher and change children’s lives each and every day.” Her favorite Bible passage is Psalm 23, which centers around Verse 4: “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Miya is a member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, where her father serves as pastor. She herself serves in the youth choir and several other ministries such as usher, greeter, praise dance, youth nursing, home outreach, Youth Elementary Sunday School and Bible Study teacher, and Vacation Bible School dance teacher.

In addition, Miya has accomplished the following throughout her teenage years:

–Georgia General Assembly, Senate, and House of Representatives Page

–Most Respectful award for the Rivers Foundation Youth Empowerment Summer Academy

–Black Action Committee Emancipation Proclamation keynote speaker

–Early Childhood Education graduate

–CPR & First Aid

–Internship with Daffodil Pre-School (Waycross)

–Spanish, FBLA, BECA and DECA clubs

–2nd Place Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. Black History Oratorical

–Speaker for Black Action Committee/Emancipation Proclamation

–Jr. Debutante and Debutante Crown Princess

–Senior Debutante Chaplain Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Trinity Baptist College is ecstatic about having Miya Malone and all her talents in the Eagles community.