Mo’ne Davis, who four years ago hurled her way into the annals of the Little League World Series and the hearts of the sports world as a pitcher for the Taney Dragons of South Philadelphia, has decided she will attend Hampton University next fall.

Davis, who used a 70-plus mph fastball to become the first girl to win a Little League World Series game as a pitcher and the first girl to toss a shutout in Little League post-season history, selected Hampton over Bethune-Cookman University, Southern University, Coppin State University, the University of Massachusetts and the University of Pennsylvania.

Hampton’s communications department won Davis over, said her parents, Lakeisha and Mark Williams.

Davis is a three-sport star at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, where she plays soccer, basketball and softball. She will play softball for Hampton University.

At just 16 years old, Mo’ne Davis has had her jersey retired next to Derek Jeter’s, spent time with Michele Obama at the The White House, and graced the cover of Sports Illustrated…to name a few. But behind her vast accomplishments is a story of one girl and a team of believers who refused to let circumstances stop her from her dreams.


  1. Awesome and may she continue to be wonderfully blessed and give God the glory, honor and the praise! We are very thankful that our HBCUs are being recognized and considered more, including our alumni, leadership, students and staff. I am a proud graduate of Elizabeth City State University!

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