Seven Buccaneer Student-Athletes Commit to Play College Sports
On April 11, seven student-athletes from Berkeley Preparatory School committed to compete in their collegiate sport of choice in a joint ceremony in front of a standing-room-only crowd of classmates, faculty and family members. Those committing to compete for a Division 1 program signed the National Letter of Intent. At the conclusion of Berkeley’s final signing ceremony of the year, 23 of 133 members of the Class of 2018 have now made their commitments to participate in collegiate athletics next year. That is 17.3 percent, more than triple the national average.
“Currently, Berkeley has 45 alumni participating in varsity collegiate athletics. Today, seven more Berkeley student-athletes from the Class of 2018 made that commitment,” said athletic director Bobby Reinhart. “All seven have proudly donned the Buccaneer uniform and represented Berkeley admirably. Each has proven that athletic excellence can co-exist with exemplary performance in the classroom. We are proud of our student-athletes, the coaches, and faculty who helped them get there!”
National Signing Day has become an annual tradition at Berkeley honoring the hard work and dedication of our senior Buccaneers who will continue their academic and athletic endeavors at some of the country’s top colleges and universities.
Athletes include:Chrissy Augustine – UNC-Wilmington – Beach VolleyballJaVon Cooper – Rhodes College – FootballPierce Governale – California Institute of Technology - BaseballTaylor Hudson – Franklin and Marshall College - SoftballAlex McRae - Rhodes College – FootballLindsey Marian – Pepperdine University - SwimmingCarson Weekley – University of Chicago – Baseball
The ceremony was streamed live on the Berkeley Broadcast Network and can be replayed for viewing at berkeleyprep.org/BBNExtra