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Congratulations To The 19 Elk Grove Unified School District Athletes

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 SchoolKennedy EcholsSoftballSacramento StateStanley Echols and Denise WhitsettLynda Bettencourt
Haley BurdoVolleyballCalifornia State University, StanislausRene and Gina BurdoLisa Fowkes
Cameron WaltyBaseballUniversity of Nevada, RenoCarl and Dana WaltyMark Gwerder
Elk Grove High SchoolAlyssa RamirezSoftballHumboldt State UniversityChris and Jennifer RamirezAmanda Buck
Peter MingWrestlingStanford UniversityJoe and Kathy MingPat Coffing
Franklin High School Chase DavisBaseballUniversity of ArizonaTommy Davis and Jamille MoensBryan Kilby
Emily DavisSoccerSacramento State UniversityGary and Paula DavisBrynne Konkel
Sydney RiveraSoccerUniversity of Central ArkansasCarlos and Kristie RiveraBrynne Konkel
Parker Sikora SoccerUniversity of North Carolina, GreensboroMark and Lesa SikoraBrynne Konkel
Pleasant Grove High SchoolSophie JacquezSoftballUniversity of UtahCraig and Jodie JacquezBrian Cherry
Alissa Montes De OcaSoftballCalifornia Baptist UniversityRamon and

Leia Montes De Oca

Brian Cherry
Nathan TheodorovicLacrosseColorado Mesa UniversityZlatko and Kim Theodorovic 
Jacob CouchotLacrosseWestminster College, UtahKristen Couchot, Randy Reyna and Aaron CouchotCliff Hu
Gracie HowellEquestrianUniversity of California, DavisJeff and Brenna Howell 
Courtney BlacksonGymnasticsBoise State UniversityRobert and Cindy BlacksonRhonda Hawkins
Sheldon High SchoolShelbie CaroSoftballUniversity of California, RiversideChris and Erin CaroMary Jo Truesdale
Samantha OliverSoftballUniversity of Nevada, RenoMike and Lori OliverMary Jo Truesdale
Kiannah PierceSoftballUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillTasha PierceMary Jo Truesdale
Tessa PoirierSoftballHumboldt State UniversityKen and Tammy PoirierMary Jo Truesdale

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