The Edmond Sun
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’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.
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.
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.
State champion golfer Max McGreevy will play at the University of Oklahoma. McGreevy won the Class 6A state title last spring as a junior and was named the All-Edmond Golfer of the Year.
McGreevy is regarded by Golfweek as the country’s No. 11 recruit in the 2013 class.
“We are so excited to add Max McGreevy to our squad, as he brings great experience, athleticism and a great desire to win and to get better,” OU Head Coach Ryan Hybl said. “I will be looking forward to having him here with us next fall and it is always nice to bring an Oklahoman onto our roster.”
Breezy McComas will play softball at Cameron University in Lawton. The four-year starter hit .479 with an on-base percentage of .508, 58 hits, 39 runs and 18 RBIs compared to only four strikeouts her senior year. This season, she was a run-producing machine at leadoff, and stepped up to lead a young Santa Fe team as both a pitcher and position player.
Garrett Crain, a 2011 Santa Fe graduate who has been playing at Rose State College, signed to play baseball at Texas Christian University.
Crain hit .386, with 15 doubles, 4 triples, 6 home runs and 34 RBIs last season, was named to the second team 2012 Bi-State All-Conference at second base, and made the 2012 All Tournament Team in the Bi-State Championship Conference Tournament.
His Santa Fe club under coach Lonny Cobble finished 37-7, ranked No. 3 in the state, and included three future Major League Baseball draft picks and 15 players that signed with colleges to play baseball.