Wednesday, February 2, 2011
WALLA WALLA - Two more Wa-Hi Blue Devil athletes are pushing their athletic careers to the Division I college level.
Wa-Hi track-and-field and cross country runner Aaron Nelson is signing a letter of intent to compete at the University of Washington.
And soccer goal keeper Andrew Glaeser is signing a letter of intent with Oregon State University.
The signings are at 6:30 p.m. today in the Wa-Hi gym lobby.
Nelson finished third at the Class 4A state cross country championships last November.
Glaeser led the Blue Devils to their first-ever league title last spring and was selected Big Nine Player of the Year in 2010 boys soccer.
"Both of them are outstanding students academically," said Wa-Hi athletic director Don Wilkins. "If neither of them were athletes or good students, they're still outstanding kids."
Wilkins credits coaches and the community for the student-athletes' successes.
"Thank you to all the coaches, teachers and staff who have helped these and our other student-athletes work to reach their potential and be successful, and thank you to the three athletes who have been outstanding representatives for our athletic program, our school, our district and our comminunity," he said in a press release.
Glaeser and Nelson join Wa-Hi's Hope Klicker in the D-I athletic ranks. Klicker has already signed to play softball at the University of Charleston in South Carolina.
"It's good for the school," Wilkins said of the three signings. "We now have a Husky, a Beaver and a Cougar (College of Charleston)."