14-year old Lexi Valentine of Sioux Falls signed a National Letter of Intent at Augustana University on Thursday.

Head volleyball coach Dan Meske says Lexi is now a member of the Augustana volleyball team thanks to Team IMPACT, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses through the power of team.

Lexi is 14-years-old and attends Sioux Falls Christian. She was diagnosed with chronic immunoglobulin deficiency, which has limited her abilities to participate in strenuous activities.

Lexi has played volleyball and loves to watch the sport. Known for her sense of humor, she also loves to read, especially the classics. Lexi is an only child but has "brothers and sisters" from China and Slovakia that lived with her family and continue to visit regularly.