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Spring Athletic Signing Ceremony BY JORDAN BOYD AND JACKSON GARDNER

After school on Wednesday, May 1, seniors Ella Thompson, Emma Utterback, Trayce Jackson-Davis, Ben Nicoson and Spencer Piercefield were honored by the athletic department for signing to universities to continue their athletic careers.

Ella Thompson - Bentley University

Senior basketball player, Ella Thompson, signed to Bentley University to continue both her athletic and academic careers. "As a little girl, I always dreamt of playing basketball in college, and Bentley University has given me that opportunity," Thompson said. "Bentley had everything that I wanted, from an academic and athletic standpoint."

Emma Utterback - University of Vermont

"I chose Vermont simply because it was the perfect fit for me, as soon as I got there it all just clicked," Utterback said. "I cannot wait to be a Catamount." Utterback will be continuing her basketball career as well as pursuing degrees in psychology and pre-physical therapy at the University of Vermont in the fall.

Spencer Piercefield - Indiana Wesleyan University

Piercefield signed to continue playing basketball at Indiana Wesleyan University. "To everyone I have thanked, I hope you guys know that this is not something I am doing, but something we are doing," Piercefield said in his speech at the event. "This isn't something I've accomplished, it's something we have accomplished. Go Wildcats."

Ben Nicoson - University of Indianapolis

"After years and years of amazing coaches, I finally made it to high school basketball," Nicoson said. "I would like to thank Coach Erwin for taking a rough group of freshmen and turning us into basketball players. I would like to thank Coach Burkhart for believing in his JV point guard, and finally I would like to thank the entire varsity coaching staff for all they have done for me."

Trayce Jackson-Davis - Indiana University

Head basketball coach Zach Hahn introduced Jackson-Davis at the ceremony. "We always knew that his potential was as big as he wanted it to be," Hahn said. "We knew his success would be up to him." Jackson-Davis went on to say, "Growing up, I never thought I'd be playing Division One college basketball or that I would have gotten any of the accolades that I have gotten."

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