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Tiger student-athletes sign letters of intent Wednesday

Updated 11/.19/18

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5bec8e192e951Grace Jarvis
Reece Witcraft
Katie Smith
Kiley Hyslope
Lindsey Portell
Annie Kramer
Manny Duran
Blake Gonzalez
Grace Jarvis

Major college signees Reece Witcraft and and Grace Jarvis head a list of Broken Arrow High School seniors who signed letters of intent to play college athletics on Wednesday, the first day of the fall signing period .

Witcraft, a state champion wrestler as a junior, signed to wrestle at Oklahoma State University. Jarvis, an all-state softball player and the district player of the year, signed with the University of Tulsa.

Other signees include: Annie Kramer, swimming, University of Incarnate Word; Eden Coffman, soccer Northeastern State University; Katie Smith, soccer, Texas A&M; Lindsey Portell, softball, Washburn University; Kiley Hyslope, softball, Pitt (Kans.) State, Blake Gonzalez, wrestling, Oachita Baptist and Manny Duran (actually signed last Friday), baseball, Seminole Junior College. Lady Tiger basketball player Miranda Givens is scheduled to sign with Butler (Kans.) Community College on Monday.

These student-athletes participated in an informal signing event in the Varsity Training Center's Varsity Club on the Broken Arrow High School campus with their parents, other family members and friends. 

"All of these students have worked hard to earn the opportunity to play college athletics," said Steve Dunn, Broken Arrow Public Schools Athletic Director. "We need to a take every opportunity we can to share in their success and accomplishments, not only as athletes who excel on the field, but as students who excel in the classroom."

Football players Zach Marcheselli (TCU) and Gavin Potter (Kansas State) are expected to sign letters of intent in December, during the early signing period for football.   

The BA Athletic Department will host a signing recognition ceremony for all BA student-athletes who will continue their athletic careers in college on Feb. 6, 2019, the first day of the traditional NCAA football signing period. More than 40 student-athletes are honored annually during the event that is held in the BAHS Indoor Practice Facility in the Varsity Training Center.