By Lily Gonzalez
On April 11, three Marian students officially signed to continue their academic and athletic/musical careers at their future colleges. The girls signed at 8 a.m. in Student Services with their families and friends in attendance supporting them. “I’m excited for Tulsa because the city reminds me of Omaha only it’s warmer. The academics will challenge me and being a part of such a driven team is an amazing opportunity,” Isenberg said.
The seniors who signed were Lauren Isenberg, Olivia Tate, and Maria Determan. Lauren Isenberg will be attending the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma to play division I volleyball, competing in the American Athletic Conference. Olivia Tate signed to Saint Louis University in Missouri. She will be swimming at the division I campus in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Maria Determan will be attending College of Saint Benedict/ Saint John’s University in Minnesota on a music scholarship.
Each commit got to sit down to sign their official papers as Athletic/Activity Director Rochelle Rohlfs read aloud their individual accomplishments. “The two athletes, Olivia and Lauren were very patient in their process. The two of them worked very hard in their four years and had to keep working to get their scholarships. It is extremely difficult to get a music scholarship, and Maria is such a well-rounded girl who put herself out there in her service and school. I am proud of her for achieving such an uncommon thing,” Rohlfs said
These talented girls have worked especially hard on the court, stage, and in the pool. This fall, Isenberg, Tate and Determan will begin their journeys as student athletes/musicians.
Earlier this year more Marian girls signed to commit their college lives to athletics.
In November the seniors that signed were:
Maggie Mullen, volleyball at the University of Louisville
Delaney Kottke, swimming at the University of South Dakota
Emma Raabe, softball at the University of Missouri
Kate Bilyeu, volleyball at the University of Massachusetts Lowell
Sarah Wing, volleyball at the University of Iowa
Maddie Wiedenfeld, volleyball at the University of New Hampshire
Lily Heim, volleyball at Southern Methodist University
Grace Hern, volleyball at Colorado State University at Pueblo
The March signers were:
Kennedy Gochenour, track & field at Dartmouth College
Delaney Gunn, soccer at Saint Louis University
Jaedyn Johnson, soccer at Texas A & M (Corpus Christi)
Malika Seran, soccer at the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Delaney Stekr, soccer at the University of Minnesota
Megan Valenzuela, soccer at Drake University
Patty Kliver, soccer at Oral Roberts University