Signed!  Three DHS Athletes Sign NCAA Division 1 Scholarships

Signed! Three DHS Athletes Sign NCAA Division 1 Scholarships

By Adam Navarro

Three of Delta’s best athletes signed national letters of intent this morning to play NCAA Division 1 sports.

Seniors Brady Samuels, Sam Bennett and Bella Dearinger are three of the four student-athletes this year who will sign with an NCAA Division 1 school. Brady Hunt plans to sign with Ball State University in December to play football. 

Swimmer signs
Brady Samuels signs his national letter of intent to swim at Purdue University as Delta Coach Laura Seibold-Caudill and Brady’s parents, Patrick and Jackie, and other family members look on. (Photo by Eleni Bow)

Samuels, who was state runner-up in the 100 freestyle and sixth place in the 50 freestyle last year, signed with Purdue University for men’s swimming. He has not decided what he will study. 

“I just really like the campus, the pool is great, and I really like the coach and the team,” Samuels said. 

Bennett, the state diving champion last winter, signed with Purdue University as well, joining Samuels as a future Boilermaker. He is undecided on what to study.

Future teammtes
Sam Bennett (left) and Brady Samuels will be future teammates in Purdue University’s diving and swimming programs. (Photo by Eleni Bow)

“Well [Brady is] one person that I know on campus, so that’s a plus,” Bennett said. “It’s just a great program, great team, and overall it’s just an awesome school.”

Dearinger, chosen to the All-State volleyball team this week, signed for women’s volleyball with Murray State University, located in Murray, Ky. She plans on studying telecommunications.

Volleyball player signs
Bella Dearinger signs to play women’s volleyball at Muray State University. Looking on are DHS Coach Whitney Powell and Bella’s father, Scott, mother, Heather, and step-dad John. (Photo by Eleni Bow)

“I really like the coaching staff, and they have a beautiful campus,” Dearinger said. “I’m hoping to come in and obviously play, but I’m just going to work hard and get to that spot.”

Congratulations to all these athletes, and good luck at the next level! 

Eagle Zone News for Wednesday, Nov.11 which includes the signing ceremony

November 11, 2020

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Adam Navarro Adam Navarro is a senior as well as a four-year journalism student. He’s an avid sports fan, likes politics, and enjoys video games. His freshman year, he wrote the salutatorian feature in the “Senior” issue of our magazine. The following year he wrote the valedictorian feature in the magazine. His junior year was, in his opinion, his best year in the class. He wrote about Matt Painter, whom he later met, getting his jersey retired at DHS, as well as stories about state diving champion Sam Bennett and athletic phenom Zach Garner. He takes a lot of pride in his stories and hopes that you enjoy his stories as much as others in the past!


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