July 22, 2024

Student athletes continue success at next level

This archived article was written by: Masi Steel

The dream of any athlete that comes to a two-year college is to continue their athletic career at a four-year school. This dream has come true for many athletes at Utah State University Eastern.
Shantaya Strebel continued on to play at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. She is a 5’ 8” junior playing guard for the Wildcats women’s basketball team.
The same is true with women’s volleyball, only one continued. Jessica Wilcox attends Montana State University Northern in Havre, Mont. Wilcox is a 6’ middle hitter as a junior.
Four men from the men’s baseball team went on to further their careers. Colter Moore plays on the Pittsburg Pirates in Major League Baseball. He is a right-handed pitcher standing at 6’ 8”. He was both a starting and relief pitcher this year for the Pirates.
Kyle Durbin now attends Montana State University in Billings, Mont. standing at 6’ 1”; Durbin bats left handed and throws right-handed.
Chase Castleberry is a junior at Utah Valley University. Castleberry is a right-handed pitcher at 6’ 2”, he bats and throws right-handed.
Trevor Nuttall also attends Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah.
Men’s basketball was the most successful with all sophomores playing at a university level. Jaleni Neely went on to go to Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz. He is a 6’ and plays guard for the Lumberjacks.
Kendahl Amerson is playing at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. He is a junior standing at 6’ 2” and is a guard for the Braves.
Travon Langston is at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah. He is a junior and a guard at 6’ 3”.
Leland Miller is continuing at UVU as a sophomore at 7’ 1” center for the Wolverines.
Trahmeir Burrell is continuing to play at American Institute University in Springfield Mass. He is a 6’ 4” junior and is a guard/forward for the Yellow Jackets.
Teotonio Do goes to Arkansas Fort Smith in Fort Smith, Ark. Do is a junior forward at 6’ 10” for the Lions.
Finally Todd Helgeson continued to play at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. Helgeson is a 6’ 8”, power forward and center for the Crusaders.