Last Wednesday was the first day for high school athletes to sign their National Letter of Intent, but the decisions kept on flowing this week as athletes from across Boulder County made it official where they would continue their athletic careers.
Among these athletes is Bre Boruff, a Mead softball standout who signed to play at the University of Nebraska on Monday. For Boruff, there were a number of factors that contributed to her decision, including one of her current club teammates also moving on to play at UNL.
"I couldn't imagine going anywhere else but Nebraska," Boruff said. "The coaches are amazing, along with the campus and academics. It has everything I could ask for, and I am very blessed with the opportunity."
Another BoCo athlete who is continuing her athletics is Centaurus cross country runner Olivia Rogers. Drake University will be Roger's new home as she runs for the Bulldogs. Although she had other schools in the mix, Drake best fit her athletic and academic goals.
"I am super happy with my decision," Rogers said. "Drake was the best fit academically. I want to go into pre-med, and the school has a great medical school acceptance rate, so it worked well."
For college bound athletes, the signing of a letter represents closure, but also new opportunity that awaits in years to come. While there is no telling what's next, athletes like Boruff are relieved to finalize their decision.
"It's a huge relief to know where I am going for sure. Signing was definitely good closure."
(Editor's notes: The following is a list of athletes provided to BoCoPreps.com who signed letter's of intent this fall)
Brenna Chase — Women's basketball, Brigham Young University
Madeline Kern — Women's golf, Regis University
Madelaine McClain — Women's swimming, Colorado Mesa University
Julie McNees — Volleyball, University of Arkansas
Frank Ryder — Men's basketball, University of San Diego
Sandra Freeman — Women's swimming, Northwestern University
Lauren Adler — Women's swimming, University of South Dakota
Adee Weller —Women's swimming, University of North Carolina-Asheville
Julia Benz — Women's diving, Brown University
Sydney MacInnis — Volleyball, Daemen College
Megan McKinney — Volleyball, Nebraska Wesleyan
Sydney Wetterstrom — Volleyball, University of Michigan
Ellie Ownes — Softball, Chadron State
Justinian Jessup — Men's basketball, Boise State
Madi Gaibler — Women's basketball, UCCS
Mason Peterson — Baseball, Colorado School of Mines
Natasha Quintana — Softball, Bethany College
Makayla Morton — Softball, Kansas Wesleyan
Daniel Boehmer — Baseball, Swarthmore College
Delaney Elliot — Women's golf, Montana State University
Chad Kreuzer — Men's lacrosse, Furman University
Courtney Roeber — Women's swimming, University of Wyoming
Brooklynn DeLozier — Softball, New Mexico Highlands University
Bailey Kleespies — Softball, Colorado Mesa University
Alyssa Meadows — Softball, Adams State
Jordan Carter — Women's basketball, Fort Lewis College
Austin Wood — Baseball, Furman University
Erin Sargent — Women's golf, University of Wyoming