Liberty Christian’s Brittney Reed and Bryan Corrigan signed letters of intent recently to play tennis and football, respectively, at the next level.
Reed received a full-ride scholarship to play tennis at Abilene (Texas) Christian University, an NCAA Division II powerhouse.
“When I went there, the fit was completely right,” Reed said. “The athletics and the academics and the coaches and the team.“I’m really excited. I’ve always looked forward to playing college tennis and I am ready to get out there and play with the team.”
Abilene Christian competes in the Lone Star Conference, a nine-team league made up of Texas and Oklahoma schools.
Corrigan won’t get to play at the D-II level, but he will play for an NAIA powerhouse.
The Liberty Christian senior has been guaranteed a roster spot at Carroll College, the defending national champions. The Montana school has been a perenially powerhouse in NAIA football.
“I’m pretty happy that they were even interested in me,” Corrigan said. “It’s hard to get recognition at a small school — for anyone even to think about having me is a great honor.”
Corrigan will red-shirt his freshman season. He said the school expects him to play tight end and he could possibly see time at punter, a position he made all-state for.
Corrigan had talked to Columbia Basin College about playing basketball, but decided to pursue football instead.