Three Livingston student athletes inked with college athletic programs in a signing ceremony Wednesday afternoon in DeWalt Field House.
Janae Bland, the daughter of Leonard and Connie Bland, has signed a letter of intent with the Centenary College softball team of Shreveport, Louisiana. Bland plans to major in kinesiology and minor in art. She played for the Lady Lions varsity softball all four years in the outfield, at second base, and shortstop. She was named first team softball all-district in 2021 and 2022, while obtaining honorable mention all-district in volleyball for 2022 and 2023. She was also a regional qualifier in golf. Bland earned Academic all-district honors in volleyball from 2020-2022, softball from 2021-2023, and golf from 2021-2023.
Ashley Froese, the daughter of Bobby and Kristi Froese, has signed a letter of intent with Paris Junior College soccer in Texas, with plans to major in education. She played forward and midfield for the varsity Lady Lions for three years. She earned first-team all-district in her junior and senior years.
Blayson Vallejos, the son of Pete and Kym Vallejos, signed a letter of intent with the Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas, to play baseball. He plans to major in engineering and minor in architecture. Vallejos has played for the varsity Lions for two years as a pitcher and third baseman. His ag mechanics team won the division champion award, and he also won reserve grand champion as a member of Livingston FFA.