On November 13, nineteen athletes from the Elk Grove Unified School District signed National Letters of Intent for college scholarships. The ceremony was held at Robert L. Trigg Education Center at 7 AM.
These students will be able to attend college through an athletic scholarship. Hailing from various high schools in the district, these students’ talents vary from softball to wrestling, gymnastics, and equestrian sports. As their senior years come to a close, new chapters in their lives are set to begin.
The signing ceremony was a bustle of activity and emotions. Despite being an early morning event, these athletes were accompanied by their families. Parents, siblings, grandparents, and aunts and uncles came to congratulate their star athletes. Teachers and coaches were also present.
There were many proud parents and families during the ceremony. Coaches gave their thanks and cheered on their respective students. Tears were shed and many photos were taken. For the student-athletes, it was easy to see that their lives were going to significantly change.
“I’m excited for what the future will hold,” said Sophie Jacquez. A softball player since she was a child, Jacquez will be attending the University of Utah.
Elk Grove Tribune would like to congratulate all 19 student-athletes. Years of hard work and dedication have been rewarded. We wish you all the best of luck in the future.
List Of Athletes And More Info
|Cosumnes Oaks High School||Kennedy Echols||Softball||Sacramento State||Stanley Echols and Denise Whitsett||Lynda Bettencourt|
|Haley Burdo||Volleyball||California State University, Stanislaus||Rene and Gina Burdo||Lisa Fowkes|
|Cameron Walty||Baseball||University of Nevada, Reno||Carl and Dana Walty||Mark Gwerder|
|Elk Grove High School||Alyssa Ramirez||Softball||Humboldt State University||Chris and Jennifer Ramirez||Amanda Buck|
|Peter Ming||Wrestling||Stanford University||Joe and Kathy Ming||Pat Coffing|
|Franklin High School||Chase Davis||Baseball||University of Arizona||Tommy Davis and Jamille Moens||Bryan Kilby|
|Emily Davis||Soccer||Sacramento State University||Gary and Paula Davis||Brynne Konkel|
|Sydney Rivera||Soccer||University of Central Arkansas||Carlos and Kristie Rivera||Brynne Konkel|
|Parker Sikora||Soccer||University of North Carolina, Greensboro||Mark and Lesa Sikora||Brynne Konkel|
|Pleasant Grove High School||Sophie Jacquez||Softball||University of Utah||Craig and Jodie Jacquez||Brian Cherry|
|Alissa Montes De Oca||Softball||California Baptist University||Ramon and
Leia Montes De Oca
|Nathan Theodorovic||Lacrosse||Colorado Mesa University||Zlatko and Kim Theodorovic|
|Jacob Couchot||Lacrosse||Westminster College, Utah||Kristen Couchot, Randy Reyna and Aaron Couchot||Cliff Hu|
|Gracie Howell||Equestrian||University of California, Davis||Jeff and Brenna Howell|
|Courtney Blackson||Gymnastics||Boise State University||Robert and Cindy Blackson||Rhonda Hawkins|
|Sheldon High School||Shelbie Caro||Softball||University of California, Riverside||Chris and Erin Caro||Mary Jo Truesdale|
|Samantha Oliver||Softball||University of Nevada, Reno||Mike and Lori Oliver||Mary Jo Truesdale|
|Kiannah Pierce||Softball||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||Tasha Pierce||Mary Jo Truesdale|
|Tessa Poirier||Softball||Humboldt State University||Ken and Tammy Poirier||Mary Jo Truesdale|