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November 17, 2012

Edmond signee list full of state champions

EDMOND — Several Edmond athletes signed letters of intent to play sports at the university level this week.

Edmond North had the most signees, with seven. Four athletes from Memorial and three from Santa Fe signed letters, and one Deer Creek player made the decision.

Deer Creek

 Deer Creek’s Caroline Goodin will play golf for Oklahoma City University. Goodin is the current Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association Junior Girls Champion. She is a four-year varsity golfer and was fifth at the 5A State tournament last year.

Memorial

Jordan Woodard, who led the Bulldogs to a Class 6A state basketball championship as sophomore and to the title game as a junior, will play at the University of Oklahoma. Woodard averaged 13.1 points, 4.7 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game his junior year.

“Jordan is a terrific young guard who has played point all his life and can really shoot it, so that’s a good combination as he prepares to make that transition to college,” OU head coach Lon Kruger said in a university release. “... He’ll score a lot this year for Edmond Memorial and will be a great addition to our program.”

Shaquille Morris, a transfer from Edmond Santa Fe, will continue his basketball career at Wichita State.

Swimmer Naresh Naik is bound for Missouri State. He was a state champion in the 100 Freestyle as a junior, and holds three school records.

North

Pitcher Kyle Stephens will join the OU Sooners to play baseball. He went 6-4 with a 2.90 ERA and 62 strikeouts in his junior campaign and was pivotal in the Huskies’ drive to the Class 6A state championship.

Golfer Allison Sell, the first Lady Husky to win a state golf title, is headed to Oklahoma Christian University. The All-Edmond Golfer of the Year in 2012 had a 76.6 stroke average as a junior and shot 73-74 in the state tournament.

Jordyn Altenburg will play golf at Rockhurst University. She was All-Conference and a big part of North’s runner-up finish at state.

North golfer Eli Armstrong will stay close to home at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Jordan Dixon will play softball at Marshall University. The four-year starter led Edmond North to the state title from the circle and from the plate, racking up a 23-1 record and 224 strikeouts as a pitcher and tying for the team lead in RBIs with 41.

Abby Taliaferro will stay close to home to play softball at Oklahoma Christian University. She was second for the Huskies in both RBIs and runs scored, while making the switch from third base to left field her senior year. Taliaferro was a big part of North’s state tournament run in 2011 and the Huskies’ state championship in 2012.

Allison Barr will play for former Edmond Memorial coach Edgar Miraku at the University of Central Oklahoma. Barr was the 2011 All-Edmond volleyball Player of the Year after a season in which she was first on the team in hitting percentage, blocks and block assists and was second in kills en route to leading the Huskies to the state title game.

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