Eight James Clemens Jets signed letters of intent to play collegiate athletics on Tuesday in the main gym. The athletes represented the James Clemens’ cross country, volleyball, girl’s basketball, softball (2 athletes) and baseball (3 athletes) programs. Following is a brief breakdown of the athletes and their background.
Samantha Burns signed to run cross country and track at the University of Montevallo. Samantha runs the 5K in 00:20:45 and the mile in 00:05:50. She also runs the 3200/2 mile in 00:12:45. She is a four year letter winner in cross country at James Clemens and plans to study graphic design.
Katie Sharp signed to play volleyball at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Katie will play setter, the position she played for four years at James Clemens. She was team captain for this year’s squad that made it to super regionals. She has 2,735 assists, 977 digs, 102 blocks, 500 kills, and 231 aces in her career. She plans to study physical therapy or engineering.
Adrian Grant also signed to play with the University of Alabama in Huntsville also for women’s basketball. She plays forward for the Jets. She plans to study Pre-Med in college.
Jordan McMeans signed to play softball for Wallace State Community College as an outfielder or utility player. She plans to study physical therapy in college.
Eve Mallard signed with the University of Alabama in Huntsville for softball. She catches for the Jets, but could play multiple positions as a utility player in college.
Tommy Crider signed to play baseball at Belmont University. He plays catcher for the Jets and was a 2016 2nd team All State selection and 2017 All State honorable mention.
Laken Lansdell signed to play baseball with the University of North Alabama as a left handed pitcher and an outfielder. He recorded 4 wins on the mound last year and accounted for 31 runs batted in at the plate. He plans to study engineering.
Zach Toth signed to play baseball at the University of Montevallo as a right handed pitcher. He was voted varsity pitcher of the year last year by his teammates.