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Celebrating Our College-Committed Student-Athletes

Celebrating Our College-Committed Student-Athletes

Friends, family, classmates, and even a group of fourth graders, were excited to find out where our final round of senior student-athletes will continue their athletic careers and celebrate the 17 seniors who have committed to playing a sport at the collegiate level.

Annie Gammon (second row, far right) will join the swimming team at Wittenberg University; Alex Reaves (back row, second from the left) will attend the College of Mt. St. Joseph to play lacrosse; Story Rufener (back row, second from the right) has chosen Marietta College to continue his rowing career; Shepard Snell (back row, third from the right) will play football at Indiana Wesleyan University; Carson Yackey (back row, third from the left) committed to Ohio Northern University to play lacrosse; and Andrew Zimmerman (back row, far left) selected Centre College to play baseball and basketball.

“Today, your dreams come true,” said Dennis Coyle, athletic director. “You have earned the opportunity to continue to play a sport you love in college. All your hard work, all the traveling, all the sacrifices, all the long hours of practice and training finally pay off.”

Coyle also said, “Remember, you’re not going on this journey by yourself. You have plenty of support here from your Country Day family. We are just a phone call away.”

On her decision to continue swimming at the college level, Annie Gammon said, “After swimming my entire life, it would have been very difficult for me to leave that part of my life behind going into college.”

Gammon continued, “Finding Wittenberg motivated me to push myself this season, so I can't wait to see what more will come these next four years. I'm so thankful for this opportunity to continue swimming at the next level.”

During the event, six seniors were honored as “12 Season Athletes,” meaning they played a sport each season during their high school career. Piper Farris, Charlize Rust, Carson Yackey, Andrew Zimmerman, Elizabeth Zimmerman, and Megan Zimmerman all received this distinction.

Six seniors who played a sport each season of their high school career.

“It is a huge commitment to be a multi-sport athlete, let alone to play three sports all four years,” said Greg Ross, associate athletic director for Upper School. “We are proud to acknowledge your accomplishments.”

Here is the complete list of the student-athletes who have committed themselves to playing sports in college:

Davis Cambell: Baseball – University of Evansville
Parker Corbin: Baseball – University of Maryland
Lucas de Alarcon: Soccer – Kenyon College
Piper Farris: Soccer – East Carolina University
Annie Gammon: Swimming – Wittenburg University
Sydney Hardesty: Soccer – University of Toledo
Andrew Pavlisko: Soccer – Hanover College
Caroline Ramirez: Swimming – Denison University
Isabel Ramirez: Lacrosse – DePauw University
Alex Reaves: Lacrosse – College of Mount St. Joseph
Story Rufner: Rowing – Marietta College
Shephard Snell: Football – Indiana Wesleyan University
Melissa Teke: Soccer – Earlham College
Carson Yackey: Lacrosse – Ohio Northern University
Andrew Zimmerman: Baseball & Basketball – Centre College
Elizabeth Zimmerman: Soccer – Washington and Lee University
Megan Zimmerman: Soccer – Washington and Lee University