Five Seniors Sign With Division One Schools


Photo By: Andronica Owens

(Top Row) Kiana Horton, David Allen, (Bottom Row) Dominique Allen, Jordan Vail, and Aijahnae Springs

Signing day is an important day for many high school athletes across the nation. It marks the day in which a milestone is reached in the lives of high school athletes. Athletes are able to fully commit to their college of choice and pursue their athletic career.

Judson High School hosted a signing ceremony on November 12, 2014, congratulating five hard working seniors on their athletic accomplishments.

Aijahnae Springs signed to Lamar University on a full ride scholarship for volleyball. Dominique Allen signed to the University of Incarnate Word on a track scholarship. Jordan Vail and Kiana Horton both signed to Baylor University on volleyball and track scholarships, respectively. Lastly, David Allen signed to Campbell University on a basketball scholarship.

“I feel really blessed and thankful to continue doing what I love in college while getting a degree,” Dominique Allen said, who is a varsity track runner and record holder. “I didn’t think I would be good enough to run in college until last year when I realized how much I loved running and I wanted to keep doing it”.

“It feels great to sign today,” Springs said. “It’s a good accomplishment and it makes me feel like I’m doing something right and something that not many people are able to do, so I feel really honored.”

Five seniors from Judson High School signed with division one schools.
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Five seniors from Judson High School signed with division one schools.

While this is an important day in the student’s lives, it means a lot to the coaches as well.

“I want them to work hard and get their college degree, and I think it is a great opportunity for them” head track coach Renee Gerbich said. “When you’re a coach, you hope the primary focus of your athletes is God, family, school, and athletics and these athletes covered all of it. Their success in their sport and in the classroom will hopefully carry over with them in life”.

All five of these athletes have worked very hard to get where they are today and have really earned this privilege. All of the coaches, family, and friends and of the athletes are very proud and excited to see what will become of them in the future and wish them all the best.