Ayana Dunning chooses LSU

Originally Published: November 12, 2007
By Glenn Nelson |
Her daughter just finished her sophomore year at Eastmoor High in Columbus, Ohio, when Charlotte Dunning was putting Ayana on a plane nearly 2,500 miles away to Portland, Ore. It was the younger Dunning's first long trip away from home, and Charlotte was teary and sad. Ayana Dunning -- "Ya-Ya," to most -- was en route to a big adventure at the Nike Skills Academy, yet was calm as a frequent flier.