Everything you need to know about Tatum Norton can be found in the recent decision she made for college.
Alabama had offered the Newport Harbor High senior a scholarship to play volleyball for the Crimson Tide. She said it was a three-year scholarship, something rare when it comes to the position Norton plays.
Norton is a libero, a defender who must also provide accurate passing. An NCAA Division I scholarship for a libero? It almost seemed too good to be true. Apparently it seemed to be too easy for Norton. She wanted more. She wanted a higher level of competition.
After visiting Alabama, she said she wanted to visit one more college. She found what she was looking for at Oregon.
Everything felt right about life with the Ducks. Turning down such a great scholarship offer from Alabama made sense. She committed to Oregon Feb. 27 and will be competing as a walk-on.