On Thursday, April 18, ESD honored 17 student-athletes in the Class of 2019 who have committed to play their sport at the collegiate level. Athletic Director Dan Gill reported in his opening comments that, in addition to success in their chosen sport, these students have an overall average GPA of 3.7. Also among them are dedicated community servants, Advanced Placement Scholars, award-winning artists and performers, and campus leaders. With over 17 percent of the class represented (updated April 30), this is ESD's largest group to continue their sport at the varsity collegiate level in a single year.
In Thursday's remarks read by Senior Dean Mark Oglesby, each student thanked their families, teachers, teammates, and coaches for helping them excel. They will continue their academic and varsity athletic pursuits at the colleges and universities listed below:
- Jack Betts, Amherst College, Football
- Adam Bland, Hendrix College, Baseball
- Scott Bower, University of Virginia, Lacrosse
- Jay Browne, Stanford University, Lacrosse
- Keller Casey, University of Oklahoma, Basketball
- Caroline Cheetham, University of Southern California, Lacrosse
- Sriya Dodda, Columbia University, Crew
- Elliot Duessel, Colgate University, Crew
- Katelin Gildersleeve, Stanford University, Crew
- Cameron Goldstein, St. Edward's University, Tennis
- Danny Kung, Washington and Lee University, Lacrosse
- Lauren Marks, Yale University, Soccer
- Bryce Miltenberger, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Crew
- Gianna Pope, University of Cincinnati, Lacrosse
- Carson Raney, The Ohio State University, Lacrosse
- Emma Viquez, St. Edward's University, Soccer
- Anna Winkeler, Arizona State University, Lacrosse
As each student walked to stage, they were cheered on by a packed auditorium to the tune of their respective fight songs. Head of School Dave Baad presented every student with a pennant from her or his college or university.
UPDATE (4/19/19): Caitlyn Henderson announced Friday, April 19, her commitment to playing varsity volleyball for Cameron University next year.
UPDATE (4/30/19): Elizabeth Konradi announced Tuesday, April 30, her commitment to playing varsity basketball for Sewanee: The University of the South next year.