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Student-Athlete Recognition Ceremony


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Front row, from left: Josie Baxter, Morgan Hooper, Amelia Jarecke, Lindsay Nottlemann, Shelbi Larson; Back row, from left: Ricky Evaristo, Kelsey Goodban, Briana Lonergan, Cameron Brichacek, Ben Sager, Caroline Theil.

Pius X High School honored the Class of 2018 student-athletes that have chosen to participate in collegiate athletics at a special ceremony on Wednesday. Read below to learn more about the student-athlete's future and their past honors.

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Student-Athlete Recognition CeremonyJosie Baxter

Parents – Rick & Mary Baxter
Collegiate Sport – Softball
College Choice – Morningside College – Sioux City, Iowa
Conference Affiliation – Great Plains Athletic Conference
Division – NAIA
Area of Study – Biology
Honors

  • 4-year Varsity Softball Letter Winner
  • All-Class All-State 2nd Team – 2017 (LJS)
  • Class A All-State 2nd Team – 2017 (LJS)
  • Class A All-State Honorable Mention – 2017 (OWH)
  • 2-year Varsity Swimming Letter Winner
  • National Honor Society
  • Pius X Gold Honor Roll
  • Academic All-State Softball – 2016
  • Morningside College Presidential Scholarship
  • 3.9 GPA

Student-Athlete Recognition CeremonyCamden Brichacek

Parents – Jim & Judy Brichacek
Collegiate Sport – Baseball
College Choice – University of Nebraska-Kearney – Kearney, Nebraska
Conference Affiliation – Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
Division – NCAA Division II
Area of Study – Mortuary Science
Honors

  • 2-Time Varsity Baseball Letter Winner
  • All-State Honorable Mention – 2017
  • Class B State Baseball Tournament 3rd Place – 2017
  • Sandhills Publishing Junior Legion Team – 2015
  • Union Bank Senior Legion Team – 2016, 2017
  • American Legion State Tournament – 2016
  • 3-Year Member of Pius X Basketball Program
  • Pius X Honor Roll

Student-Athlete Recognition CeremonyRicky Evaristo

Parents – Rick & Laura Evaristo
Collegiate Sport – Shotgun Shooting Sports
College Choice – Missouri Valley College – Marshall, Missouri
Division – ACUI
Area of Study – Criminal Justice
Honors

  • Nebraska State Skeet Class E1 12 Gauge Shotgun Champion – 2017
  • Capital City 500 Skeet Class E1 12 Gauge Shotgun Champion – 2017
  • Capital City 500 Skeet Junior Champion – 2017
  • Worlds Shooting Sports Complex Fall Trap Classic Junior Trap Champion – 2016
  • Kansas City Trap Association ATA 16 Yard & Handicap Junior Championships – 2015-17

Student-Athlete Recognition CeremonyKelsey Goodban

Parents – Kevin & Jenny Goodban
Collegiate Sport – Softball
College Choice – College of St. Mary – Omaha, Nebraska
Conference Affiliation – Great Plains Athletic Conference
Division – NAIA
Area of Study – Special Education
Honors

  • 4-year Varsity Softball Letter Winner
  • Class A State Softball Tournament 3rd Place – 2017
  • Class B State Softball Tournament Qualifier – 2016
  • Class A All-State 2nd Team – 2017
  • Class B All-State Honorable Mention – 2016, 2014
  • Plays Club Softball for Locos 00’s

Student-Athlete Recognition CeremonyMorgan Hooper

Parents – Scott & Karen Hooper
Collegiate Sport – Gymnastics
College Choice – Northern Illinois University – DeKalb, Illinois
Conference Affiliation – Mid-American Conference
Division – NCAA Division I
Area of Study – Marketing & Sports Management
Honors

  • Level 7 All-Around State Champion
  • Level 8 All-Around State Runner-Up
  • Level 8 Super 8 Team Qualifier
  • Level 9 All-Around 3rd Place
  • Level 10 All-Around State Runner-Up – 2015
  • Level 10 All-Around State Champion – 2016
  • 2-Time Nadia Comaneci Spirit Award Winner
  • 4-Time Regional Qualifier
  • Level 9 Western Qualifier
  • 2-Time Junior Olympic National Qualifier
  • Full-Ride Athletic Scholarship to Northern Illinois University
  • National Honor Society
  • Pius X Gold Honor Roll

Student-Athlete Recognition CeremonyAmelia Jarecke

Parents – Dave & Kate Jarecke
Collegiate Sport – Softball
College Choice – University of Maryland – College Park, Maryland
Conference Affiliation – Big Ten
Division – NCAA Division I
Area of Study – Journalism
Honors

  • 4-year Varsity Softball Letter Winner
  • Class A State Softball Tournament 3rd Place – 2017
  • Class B State Softball Tournament Qualifier – 2016
  • Class A All-State 2nd Team – 2017
  • Class B All-State Honorable Mention – 2016
  • Class B All-State Honorable Mention – 2014
  • All-City – 2016, 2017
  • Academic All-State – 2016, 2017
  • Triple Crown Academic All-Star (club season)
  • Nebraska ASA State Champion (club season)
  • 3-year Varsity Track & Field Letter Winner
  • 2-time State Track & Field Meet 300 Meter Hurdles Qualifier
  • 4 x 400 Relay – State Track & Field Meet 6th Place – 2017
  • Al Neuharth Free Spirit & Journalism Nebraska Representative
  • Elks Award for Excellence in Journalism
  • 4.0 GPA & Ranked 1st in Class
  • NSAA State Journalism Runner-Up – Feature Writing
  • Co-Editor-in-Chief of Pius X-Change Student Newspaper
  • National Honor Society
  • Pius X Gold Honor Roll

Student-Athlete Recognition CeremonyShelbi Larson

Parents – Scott & Marce Larson
Collegiate Sport – Softball
College Choice – Midland University – Fremont, Nebraska
Conference Affiliation – Great Plains Athletic Conference
Division – NAIA
Area of Study – Human Performance & Psychology
Honors

  • 4-year Varsity Softball Letter Winner
  • Class A State Softball Tournament 3rd Place – 2017
  • All-State Honorable Mention
  • Honor Roll
  • Academic All-American – 2014, 2015, 2016

Student-Athlete Recognition CeremonyBriana Lonergan

Parents – Scott & Angela Lonergan
Collegiate Sport – Softball
College Choice – Southeast Community College – Beatrice, Nebraska
Conference Affiliation – Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference
Division – JUCO
Area of Study – Business / Sports Management
Honors

  • 3-year Varsity Softball Letter Winner
  • Class A State Softball Tournament 3rd Place – 2017
  • Class B State Softball Tournament Qualifier – 2016
  • Pius X Bowling Team State Participant
  • Archery State Participant

Student-Athlete Recognition CeremonyLindsay Nottlemann

Parents – Tom & Jennifer Nottlemann
Collegiate Sport – Volleyball
College Choice – University of Nebraska-Kearney – Kearney, Nebraska
Conference Affiliation – Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
Division – NCAA Division II
Area of Study – Pre-Dental
Honors

  • 2-year Varsity Volleyball Letter Winner
  • 3-year Varsity Basketball Letter Winner
  • Led Class A in Digs with 658 – 2016
  • Leads Class A & Entire State in Digs with 661 – 2017
  • All-State Honorable Mention in Volleyball (LJS & OWH) – 2016
  • All-State Honorable Mention in Basketball (OWH) – 2017
  • National Honor Society
  • Pius X Gold Honor Roll

Student-Athlete Recognition CeremonyBen Sager

Parents – Mick & Jen Sager
Collegiate Sport – Track & Field
College Choice – Nebraska Wesleyan University – Lincoln, Nebraska
Conference Affiliation – Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Division – NCAA Division III
Area of Study – Exercise Science/Pre-Physical Therapy and Air Force ROTC
Honors

  • 5-Time Nebraska State Track & Field Meet Qualifier
  • 4 x 100 Relay – State Track & Field Meet 7th Place – 2016
  • 4 x 400 Relay – State Track & Field Meet 8th Place – 2017
  • Wendy’s High School Heisman School Winner – 2017
  • National Honor Society
  • Pius X Gold Honor Roll

Student-Athlete Recognition CeremonyCaroline Theil

Parents – Ryan & Shelly Theil
Collegiate Sport – Swimming
College Choice – Texas A&M University – College Station, Texas
Conference Affiliation – Southeastern Conference
Division – NCAA Division I
Area of Study – Biology
Honors

  • Olympic Trials Qualifier – 2016
  • 4-time Nebraska High School State Swimming Individual Champion
  • Nebraska High School State Swimming 4 x 200 Relay 4th Place – 2017
  • 4-time NISCA All-American
  • USA Swimming National Select Camp
  • Holds 9 Pius X School Records
  • Holds 25 Midwestern Swimming Records
  • 2-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American
  • National Honor Society

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