ROCHELLE, GA (WALB) - Just two minutes. That's seemingly the only difference between Marteisha and Marquetta Griffin.
The twins have been inseparable since birth and have continued to push each other to be the best they can be.
"She, she was my built-in motivator," said Marteisha Griffin. "I had her from the get-go. Like she was always there urging me to do what I needed to do, and sometimes a little bit too much. But, I loved that. I love that she did that."
These two have been the picture-perfect match when it comes to what coaches want out of their athletes. Five-star players with 4.0 GPA's.
That's exactly what these two did. The girls both played varsity softball and basketball all four years of high school and are finishing top of their class.
Marquetta is even Valedictorian.
"We really had to make due with whatever time we had," said Marquetta. "It was hard but, really just have to have that self-determination. I think like sports is the foundation for that."
Marteisha and Marquetta have played on the same teams together for as long as they can remember. Now, they will be hanging up their jerseys and starting their college careers at Georgia Tech. Together.
"It's more of a comfortable," said Griffin. "You have your sister there with you. At least for four more years, I know we will eventually have to separate. But, it's like, very like, reassuring to have her there with me."
The Griffin sisters will be receiving scholarships to Georgia Tech, but not how many people may expect from sports stars.
Both are on a full ride, but not for sports.
These two will be the first in their family to go to college and finish with a degree.
For dad, that's better than anything he could have asked for.
"It's a lot of relief really, financially really," said Marcus Griffin. "You know, to get a free education and then you know, you got young girls coming into the work world. You know, they gonna have a little advantage. I just want to congratulate my daughters and thank them."