(916) 686-7732 egusdcom@egusd.net
UPDATED: 11/13/19

Soccer, Softball, Baseball, Wrestling, Lacrosse, Gymnastics and Equestrians Eye Key Placements at Top Universities

WHAT: Setting their sights on their future, 19 high school student-athletes will participate in the Elk Grove Unified School District’s Fall Division I and II NCAA National Letter of Intent signing ceremony for a college scholarship. The ceremony will begin promptly at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in the EGUSD Board Room. These student-athletes will sign letters of intent to attend an array of colleges and universities on college scholarships, in California and across the country. By continuing their athletic careers playing a variety of sports including baseball, equestrian, gymnastics, lacrosse, softball, volleyball and wrestling, they will also demonstrate resolute dedication and determination for all aspiring students as student-athlete role models.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 13, 2019, promptly at 7:00 a.m.

WHERE: Robert L. Trigg Education Center, 9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624

WHO: Families, coaches and principals will join these student athletes who will be receiving Division I and Division II collegiate scholarships

WHY: EGUSD has thousands of student athletes that participate in athletics each year. Today, we are honoring the athletes that participated in baseball, equestrian, gymnastics, lacrosse, softball, volleyball and wrestling. EGUSD is proud to recognize 19 students receiving scholarships as they continue their academic and athletic careers at a Division I or Division II school. 








Cosumnes Oaks High School

Kennedy Echols


Sacramento State

Stanley Echols and Denise Whitsett

Lynda Bettencourt

Haley Burdo


California State University, Stanislaus

Rene and Gina Burdo

Lisa Fowkes

Cameron Walty


University of Nevada, Reno

Carl and Dana Walty

Mark Gwerder

Elk Grove High School

Alyssa Ramirez


Humboldt State University

Chris and Jennifer Ramirez

Amanda Buck

Peter Ming


Stanford University

Joe and Kathy Ming

Pat Coffing

Franklin High School 

Chase Davis


University of Arizona

Tommy Davis and Jamille Moens

Bryan Kilby

Emily Davis


Sacramento State University

Gary and Paula Davis

Brynne Konkel

Sydney Rivera


University of Central Arkansas

Carlos and Kristie Rivera

Brynne Konkel

Parker Sikora 


University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Mark and Lesa Sikora

Brynne Konkel

Pleasant Grove High School

Sophie Jacquez


University of Utah

Craig and Jodie Jacquez

Brian Cherry

Alissa Montes De Oca


California Baptist University

Ramon and

Leia Montes De Oca

Brian Cherry

Nathan Theodorovic


Colorado Mesa University

Zlatko and Kim Theodorovic


Jacob Couchot


Westminster College, Utah

Kristen Couchot, Randy Reyna and Aaron Couchot

Cliff Hu

Gracie Howell


University of California, Davis

Jeff and Brenna Howell


Courtney Blackson


Boise State University

Robert and Cindy Blackson

Rhonda Hawkins

Sheldon High School

Shelbie Caro


University of California, Riverside

Chris and Erin Caro

Mary Jo Truesdale

Samantha Oliver


University of Nevada, Reno

Mike and Lori Oliver

Mary Jo Truesdale

Kiannah Pierce


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Tasha Pierce

Mary Jo Truesdale

Tessa Poirier


Humboldt State University

Ken and Tammy Poirier

Mary Jo Truesdale

Video/photograph/interview opportunities: Student-athletes,coaches and parents will be available for interviews. Please contact Communications to schedule a visit at (916) 686-7732.



About the Elk Grove Unified School District

The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day to Prepare College, Career and Life Ready Graduates.

For more information about the Elk Grove Unified School District, please visit www.egusd.net and follow us @ElkGroveUnified on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and Eventbrite.

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