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Congratulations To The 19 Elk Grove Unified School District Athletes

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

Brian Cherry
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

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