Babylon's Emerald Vickers Signs National Letter Of Intent

Babylon High School senior Emerald Vickers signed a National Letter of Intent on Feb. 2 to attend Towson University upon completion of her high school graduation.
A two-time All-State and All-County selection, Vickers was an integral part of the Babylon Panthers 4x100 relay team that made it to the New York State championships last year. As a junior, she ran the 100-meter dash in an astounding 13.2 seconds, and she was also clocked at 64 seconds in the 400-meter distance. Vickers, a multi-sport varsity athlete, racked up many notable accolades during her playing career at Babylon High School. She was named All-League for her work on the basketball court in both her sophomore and junior years, and she qualified to compete at the New York State level for track and field in three consecutive seasons.  
 As a senior, she ranked second in all of Suffolk County and No. 2 in the challenging Suffolk League 5 division in the high jump category. She is graduating from Babylon High School with an Advanced Regents Diploma, and school administrators say she's a pleasure to work with.
All of Vickers' hard work and determination on the basketball court and track at Babylon High School have paid off, as she earned a full scholarship to Towson University to compete in the women's high jump.
Vickers says she plans to major in accounting at Towson and attend law school someday in the future. "I loved the campus and the team," Vickers said of her decision to attend the school. "I'm a big fan of all Division I sports, so I liked that Towson's teams compete against some tough opponents."