JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

A teen earned her black belt and her biggest fan was there to see her success.

Gina Evans, 14, received her black belt and as she finished, her father walked up to give her a hug.

She screamed and threw her arms around him as soon as she saw him.

Her father, Navy SCPO Greg Evans, had been away at sea for the last nine months. He was working with the Army, Navy and Air Force in a joint unit defense logistics agency.

Evans arrived home just in time to see his daughter earn her black belt.

Gina broke bricks along with dozens of other students at Pak's Karate on Blanding Boulevard.