On Feb. 2, 15 Spring Branch ISD student-athletes were front and center on National Signing Day, showing that hard work pays off as they signed their national letters of intent. In front of family and friends, student-athletes from Memorial, Spring Woods and Stratford high schools committed to competing at the next level for their chosen colleges and universities.
This culmination of hard work is a true example of SBISD’s T-2-4 goal for every SBISD graduate to attain a technical certificate, military training, or a two-year or four-year degree. According to a 2021 study from the NCAA, college student-athletes are graduating at record-high rates, and these graduation rates remain higher than that of the general student body.
SBISD is sending student-athletes all over the country. From Spring Wood High School’s Anthony Rodriguez, who signed to East Texas Baptist University for football, to Stratford High School’s Artemisa De Jager, who signed with the University of Montevallo in Alabama for swimming, and Memorial High School’s Ark Ma, who signed with Harvard University for fencing, the entire SBISD family is proud of the accomplishments of each of its Class of 2022 signees!
Memorial High School
Ashley Adams – UT Dallas (Softball)
Carly Berkman – Dallas Baptist University (Volleyball)
Kellen Bourne – University of British Columbia (Baseball)
Will Brookby – Sewannee: University of the South (Golf)
Ryan Hammond – St. Edwards University (Baseball)
William Hirtz – Kenyon College (Golf)
Hallie Jeffers – Washington University, St. Louis (Tennis)
Eric Kuo – Washington University (Tennis)
Ark Ma – Harvard University (Fencing)
Jackson Mayo – McLennan College (Baseball)
Giana Vlahakos – Rhodes College (Basketball)
Spring Woods High School
Anthony Rodriguez – East Texas Baptist University (Football)
Stratford High School
Artemisa de Jager – University of Montevallo (Swimming)
Cameron Donley – Texas A&M University (Baseball)
Audrey Hernandez – University of St. Thomas (Basketball)