A first-year Imperial Valley College student will be carrying the Olympic torch in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday as part of the official Olympic torch relay.
Ashley Galbreath, 19, was just a few hours from leaving for Texas when she spoke to a reporter Friday about the upcoming trip.
"I'm a little bit nervous, but I don't think it's hit me yet," Galbreath said.
Galbreath, who now lives in Brawley, is a recent transplant from Sinton, Texas. Her high school softball coach there, Wade Wilson, nominated her to carry the torch.
As a softball player, Galbreath was selfless, Wilson said in a telephone interview from Sinton High School.
"Whatever I asked her to do, she did," Wilson said.
As the younger of two equally talented catchers her sophomore year, Galbreath didn't complain when Wilson had the upperclassman catcher play varsity while Galbreath remained on junior varsity during the regular season.