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July 10, 2009

Gavilan Rams' Henricksen and Hodges Sign Athletic Scholarships

MICHAEL HENRICKSEN SIGNS FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIP TO ATTEND DIXIE STATE COLLEGE IN 2009

TERESA HODGES SIGNS WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL SCHOLARSHIP TO ATTEND POST UNIVERSITY IN 2009

GAVILAN COLLEGE -- Surrounded by teammates, coaches, and family, Gavilan College Rams football player Michael Henricksen signed a National Letter of Intent to attend and play football in the fall at Dixie State College (Division II) in St. George, Utah.  John Lango, head football coach, made the announcement earlier this week. Henricksen, a sophomore from Live Oak High School, spent two seasons with the Rams as an offensive lineman.  He joins a list of former Rams that will compete for various four year colleges and universities across the county in 2009. Lango added, "We are very excited for Mike and all of our student-athletes who are transferring to universities to further their education and athletic careers. Mike has shown the dedication and hard work needed in the classroom and on the field to be a successful student-athlete.”

On Wednesday, July 8, 2009, Teresa Hodges committed to competing for the Eagles of Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut in the fall of 2009.  After making an official visit to the university, Hodges decided that Post University was the best place to continue her education and athletic career.  Head Coach, Kevin Kramer, made the announcement."We're extremely happy and excited for Teresa.  Her hard work and dedication has obviously paid off.  It really goes to show you how beneficial participating at the junior college level can be for young athletes to help them reach their goals of receiving scholarships and playing at the four  year level,” stated Kramer. In choosing Post University, Hodges felt comfortable with what the Eagles will be able to offer her, both academically and athletically.  “I feel that I can fit in and be successful right away.  Post is very similar to Gavilan in that it’s a smaller school with quality people.  There are fewer distractions in this type of environment, something that is important to me while completing my education and athletic career,” added Hodges.  After graduating from Point Loma High School in San Diego, Hodges joined the Rams squad in 2007 and spent two seasons on the Rams volleyball team.  The outside hitter will focus her attention on becoming a defensive specialist for the Division II squad.

Other Rams notables moving on include Tim Lango, to Minnesota State University, Moorhead; Matt McCoy, San Jose State University; Michael Blewett, West Liberty University; Brett Norris; University of La Verne; and McDouglas Osakue, John Carrol University.

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