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Fifteen Tiger athletes sign Letters of Intent to play collegiate athletics

Jordan Bird-Schultz will play football for the University of Wisconsin-Stout Blue Devils in the WIAC. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 13
Rebecca Hoeve is headed to St. Thomas University where she will play softball for the Tommies in the MIAC. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 13
Nate Roschen is also headed to UWRF where he will play football for the Falcons. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 13
Tessa Erickson will play soccer at Augsburg University for the Auggies. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia4 / 13
Courtnie Turner will play soccer at Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa, an NAIA school. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia5 / 13
Jameson Shrum will play basketball at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls for the Falcons. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia6 / 13
Kaitlyn Abraham will play softball for the College of St. Benedict Blazers in the MIAC. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia7 / 13
Trevor LaVigne is headed to Gustavus Adolphus College where he will run cross-country and be a part of the track and field team for the Gusties. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia8 / 13
Mari Dougherty will swim at Minnesota State University-Mankato for the Mavericks. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia9 / 13
Brady Bean is headed to St. Thomas University where he will play baseball for the Tommies. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia10 / 13
Myiah Scott will run Division I track and field at Liberty University in Virginia. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia11 / 13
Gavin Renwick will also play baseball in the MIAC as he commits to Hamline University and the Pipers. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia12 / 13
Bailey Kelley will play hockey for University of Wisconsin-Superior and the Yellowjackets. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia13 / 13

Fifteen Farmington Tiger athletes spanning sports across all three seasons committed to playing collegiate athletics Wednesday morning, April 17, with thirteen of them participating in the signing day ceremony in the Farmington High School lecture hall before school started.

Three Tiger football players will continue playing football at the Division III level for Wisconsin schools. Nate Roschen will play at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls for the Falcons while Jordan Bird-Schultz and Rick Johnson (who was unable to attend) head to the University of Wisconsin-Stout and the Blue Devils. Both schools are part of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC).

Representing the Farmington girls' soccer team were Tessa Erickson—who will play at DIII Augsburg University in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) for the Auggies—and Courtnie Turner who is headed to Waldorf University in Forest City, Iowa, to play in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

Farmington baseball players Brady Bean and Gavin Renwick are both headed to DIII Minnesota schools. Bean committed to playing baseball at St. Thomas University for the Tommies and Renwick will play at Hamline University for the Pipers. Both schools are part of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC).

A pair of Tiger softball players will also play in the MIAC next year. Rebecca Hoeve will also play for St. Thomas while Kaitlyn Abraham will go to the College of St. Benedict and the Blazers.

Zach Nelson (who also was unable to attend) and Mari Dougherty will keep on swimming for their respective colleges. Nelson will swim at Loras College for the Duhawks in Dubuque, Iowa, at the DIII level as part of the American Rivers Conference. Meanwhile, Dougherty will swim at DII Minnesota State University-Mankato for the Mavericks in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).

Bailey Kelley will play hockey for the University of Wisconsin-Superior for the Yellowjackets. Superior is a DIII school that's part of the WIAC.

Jameson Shrum is also headed to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls where he will play basketball for the Falcons in the WIAC.

Myiah Scott will continue her track and field career at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va, for the Flames. Liberty is a DI school that is part of the Atlantic Sun Conference.

Trevor LaVigne is headed to Gustavus Adolphus College where he will run cross-country and track and field for the Golden Gusties. Gustavus is a DIII school that is also part of the MIAC.

Alec Hamilton

Alec Hamilton is a RiverTown Multimedia sports reporter covering Hastings, Farmington and Rosemount athletics. He graduated from Drake University with a journalism degree in 2014. 

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