"Im so excited to be a part of the fantastic team and for the adventures ahead. Thank you to Samford coaches for believing in me," Parker wrote in an Instagram caption.
Parker's announcement came just days after the official start of her senior season where she ran an 18:45 to win the High School girls race at the 7th Annual Florida Horse Park Invitational by B3R.
The future Bulldog won the 1A cross country state title last season with an 18:32 after running a PR on the Apalachee Regional Park course of 18:15 at FSU Pre-State that same season.
Along with her 18:15 cross country 5k, the senior holds a 5:14 1600m PR, 11:03 3200m PR, and comes into this season as the top 1A athlete.