9 Athletes Sign Intent Letters

Matt Klein, Staff Writer

9 senior athletes signed National Letters of Intent to play for collegiate programs in special ceremony hosted by the Athletic Department.  The brief event featured each athlete signing his or her letter at a table in the quad on November 14th.

The official signing indicates the athlete’s intent to play their sport at the respective college next year.

“It’s just a fun thing to do for the students,” Campolindo Athletic Director Bob Wilson said. “After all of their hard work it is nice to give them a chance to let their school know where they are going to play next year. We’re really proud of our athletes,” he said.

The signing included Robbie Tenerowicz (CAL, baseball), Brett Stephens (UCLA, baseball), Sven Campbell (Cal, swimming), Steven Stumph (USC, swimming), Sophie Leksan (LMU, soccer) Shannon Stabler (Cal Poly, soccer), Camille Tribiesch (UCLA, rowing) and Trent Shelton (Oregon State, baseball).

According to the official National Letter of Intent website, “By signing a National Letter of Intent, a prospective student-athlete agrees to attend the designated college or university for one academic year.” This is the final step in the recruiting process for these athletes.

“It’s definitely a big relief,” Tribiesch said of signing her letter of intent to UCLA. “I don’t have to worry anymore about where I am going to row next year, which is definitely nice.”

Tribiesch, a highly recruited rower, had a choice of many different schools. However, last week she narrowed it down to a choice between the University of Washington and UCLA, before finally giving a verbal commitment to UCLA.

“I chose UCLA because of their great academic reputation and they also have a really good rowing program.” Tribiesh said. “I loved the school, and I’m really excited to go there next year.”

While Tribiesch made her commitment early in her senior year, Robbie Tenerowicz has been committed to Cal for baseball since sophomore year. “I committed so early because I already knew a lot about Cal and they have a great team and coaching staff ,” he said. “I still have no regrets about my commitment, and I’m looking forward to playing for the Bears for the next four years,” he added.