These three girls have been burning up the track for the last several years and now they will take their track shoes to the next level. Mariah Kuykendoll, Zantori Dickerson and Darionne Gibson have all been anchors on the Girls Track Team that won the State Championship two years in a row and they are now looking forward to what is ahead.
Mariah Kuykendoll signed with the University of Kansas for a full athletic scholarship. She is not only a top notch athlete, but she is also an exceptional student. Mariah moved away for a short period of time, but came back to the area and Judson last year in her junior year to help the team sprint their way to a second state title. She has been a great 4X400m relay member and excellent at running the 4X200m.
Zantori Dickerson arrived at Judson just as the 2015 track season was starting and ran much of that year on JV, but won a varsity slot just in time to start district competition. She went on to run a tremendous third leg of the State Championship 4X400m team that set a school record. She has also decided to sign a national letter of intent to go to the University of Kansas, so she and Mariah will be teammates again.
Darionne Gibson has decided to accept a full track scholarship to UTSA. Darionne has been on of Judson's best 400m runners since she arrived as a freshman. She ran the 4X400m relay as a sophomore the first state title and ran a better first leg of the 4X400m as a junior as the team won it's second championship. Congratulations to all of these girls, their families and all the coaches.
She is one of the top girls basketball players in the state of Texas and she's been putting on a clinic for years at Wagner High School. Amber Ramirez is playing out her senior to see how far her team can go, but she is preparing for life after high school. She has signed to play basketball for Texas Christian University next year. Amber could have played almost anywhere with interest the last couple of years coming from all over the country...including some perennial powers. She's chose a great school in TCU...going to be a Horned Frog! We congratulate Amber, her family and Coach Camacho on the news.
Anabelle Tovar, a senior starting wing for the Judson Lady Rocket basketball team signed a National Letter of Intent to attend and play basketball at Houston Baptist University. She will be receiving a full athletic scholarship and will be playing for the Lady Huskies next year coached by Donna Finnie. The HBU Women's Basketball program is NCAA D-1 competition level and represents the Southland Conference. Anabelle is the daughter of Joe and Brenda Tovar and sister to Matthew and Ayden. Congratulations.
The softball team at Judson High School has some great student athletes and colleges and universities in Texas and beyond are paying attention.
First, Alexis Elemen who is a four-year softball letterman at Judson High School signed a letter of intent to study and play at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Alexis has been a great infielder for the Rockets...even as a freshman when she was Honorable mention. She played shortstop and third base her sophomore and junior years and continued to garner All-district recognition. Academically Alexis has been involved with the National Honor Society and Student Council and will be attending MHBU on an academic scholarship while she plays softball. Her major will be Pre-Physical Therapy. She is the daughter of Eric and Angela Elemen.
Alexis Elemen signing her letter of intent
Then there is Amari Borrego, a two-year letterman in softball who signed a letter of intent with the University of Mount Olive in North Carolina. She has been the starting 2nd baseman for the Rockets Softball team and has received All District and Academic All-District honors. Amari is currently ranked 5th in her class and has earned not only an athletic scholarship, but also an academic scholarship to UMO. She will major in biology with the plan of pursuing medical school. Amari is the daughter of Sergio and Monica Borrego.
Amari Borrego signing her letter of intent
Jamell Bradley, a 6'6" senior wing starter for Judson High School's state ranked basketball team has signed a national letter of intent to play next year at Texas A&M Corpus Christi. His signing is for a full scholarship to be a part of what is considered to be one of the up and coming NCAA Division One basketball programs in the country. The Islanders are a member of the Southland Conference and are coached by Willis Wilson.
Jamell is excited about the step saying, "I have always wanted to go to a program tha is on the rise and I am excited about the opportunity to contribute and help continue the success..." Jamell is considered to be one of the pre-season top players in the state of Texas. He is the son of Cash and Avril Bradley and brother of Dominique.
With family and team