Athletes sign letters of intent


Grace Mueller, senior, signs her Letter of Intent to play basketball at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Emily Wiebe and Grace Mueller, seniors, signed their National Letter of Intent to continue their athletic careers in college on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Wiebe committed to play Division I soccer at the University of Evansville and Mueller committed to play Division II basketball at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

This accomplishment took years of practice and hard work. “I started playing soccer when I was four years old, so I’ve been playing since little leagues,” Wiebe said.

The signing was a special moment for the girls, who had awaited the day for so long. Both have been playing the sport since a young age, and are excited to continue their paths into college.

“I’ve played basketball from a young age and I always knew it was something I wanted to continue to do in college. It was such a great feeling having all my family and friends there when I signed,” Mueller added.

When selecting a school, both girls considered multiple factors.

“I looked at a lot of places originally, but I am really interested in engineering, so I looked into the engineering aspect [of the schools]. I wanted to choose a school that had a really good engineering program, so a little over a year ago, when I decided to look at schools and visit them, [Evansville] had really good academics so I became interested,” Wiebe explained.

The moment is bittersweet, however, as they will be leaving the athletic programs they have been in for years. “It is such a relief to have committed and I am so excited to know what I’m doing the next four years. Although I am super excited to play at MSU, I will miss my team so much next year,” Mueller said.

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