There was a special sense of pride in the Upper School chapel on April 19 as students, faculty, parents, and coaches watched three seniors sign their Letters of Intent for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Wearing their collegiate gear, seniors Jaxon Cady, Billy Clark, Hanna Judycki, and Gabriel Kennedy signed their letters to roaring applause and a standing ovation before posing for pictures with their coaches and families.
Jaxon and Billy will play baseball and run track and field, respectively for Rhodes College, Hanna will play soccer and softball for Sewanee (University of the South), and Gabriel will swim for Southern Methodist University.
As a St. Andrew's alumnus himself, Director of Athletics Jeff McCrary knows the level of hard work, dedication, and talent that leads to this accomplishment. He says, “This is an amazing opportunity for Jaxon, Billy, Hanna, and Gabriel. These student-athletes have put an incredible amount of time into their respective sports, and they have excelled in the classroom as well, as evidenced by the colleges they will attend.”
This is the sixteenth year that St. Andrew's has sent high school graduates to NCAA competition since the high school was founded in 2002.
Located in Austin, Texas, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a private co-ed elementary, middle and high school for grades K-12. Students benefit from dedicated faculty, a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.