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04/11/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/11/2019 14:00

District Event – 4/23: Fourteen Elk Grove Unified Student-Athletes Anxiously Await in Anticipation of National Letter of Intent Signing Day

Student Athletes Pen Names for Scholarships

WHAT: Setting their sights on their future, 14 high school student-athletes will participate in the Elk Grove Unified School District's Spring Division I and II NCAA National Letter of Intent signing ceremony for a college scholarship. The ceremony will begin promptly at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 in the EGUSD Board Room. These student-athletes will sign letters of intent to attend an array of colleges and universities on college scholarships, in California and across the country. This group of students will continue their athletic careers playing a variety of sports including baseball, cross country, soccer, softball, track & field and volleyball. These student-athlete role models demonstrate resolute dedication and determination for all aspiring students.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 23, 2019, promptly at 7:00 a.m.

WHERE: Robert L. Trigg Education Center, 9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624

WHO: Families, coaches and principals will join these student athletes who will be receiving Division I and Division II collegiate scholarships

WHY: EGUSD has thousands of student athletes that participate in athletics each year. Today, we are honoring the athletes that participated in baseball, cross country, soccer, softball, track & field and volleyball. EGUSD is proud to recognize 14 students receiving scholarships as they continue their academic and athletic careers at a Division I or Division II school.

SCHOOL

STUDENT SPORT UNIVERSITY PARENTS COACH
Cosumnes Oaks High School Taylor Ferguson Softball Howard University Tashica McIntyre Lynda Bettencourt
Kennedy Thomas Softball Unversity of California, Berkeley Michael and Nicole Thomas Lynda Bettencourt
Lauryn DeGuzman Softball Minot State University Victor and Cindy DeGuzman Lynda Bettencourt
Jade Guerrero Cross Country /Track & Field Holy Names University Geno and Judy Guerrero Amber Lassetter and Mark Taylor
Cameron Walty Baseball Saint Mary's College Carl and Dana Walty Mark Gwerder
Annamarie Caldero Volleyball University of California, Merced Joe and Patricia Caldero Lisa Fowkes
Laguna Creek High School Alejandro Reyes Soccer Dominican University Jaime and Wendy Reyes Jonathan Ussery
Pleasant Grove High School Katelyn Cuneo Track University of California, San Diego Edward and Kimberly Cuneo Tony Gates
Riley Tishlarich Volleyball California State University, Humboldt Wendy and Jim Tishlarich Natalie Wells
Sheldon High School Lincoln Orellana Baseball University of Hawaii Lincoln and Patricia Orellana Matt McGrew
Michael Potter Baseball California State University - Monterey Bay Cheryl and Gregory Potter Matt McGrew
Thalia Reid Track & Field Universtiy of Nevada Las Vegas Melonie Reid and Armando Velazquez Derek Downs
Ryan Bradley Cross Country California State University - Monterey Bay Kim and Scott Bradley Glen Rogers
Grace Owen Softball Southern Utah Kristen and James Owen Mary Jo Truesdale

Video/photograph/interview opportunities: Student-athletes, coaches and parents will be available for interviews. Please contact Communications to schedule a visit at (916) 686-7732.

About the Elk Grove Unified School District

The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day to Prepare College, Career and Life Ready Graduates.

For more information about the Elk Grove Unified School District, please visit www.egusd.net and follow us @ElkGroveUnified on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and Eventbrite.

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