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Class of 2023 commitment list

Updated: 8 hours ago

The Nerd team loves competing and we want high school athletes to give a hard look at competing in college. Nebraska and the surrounding area provides ample options to compete at the JUCO, NAIA, D1, D2 or D3 divisions, and athletes at every level consistently tell us that being part of a team was one of the best things about their college experience. If you're still on the fence about whether to continue your competitive career, check out our article about competing in college. We've also compiled a list of Nebraska and nearby collegiate programs that you can use as a starting point.


We're posting our initial list in November but we understand that every athlete has a unique timeline for committing. Nerd Junior committed in February and Nerd the Third didn't commit until mid-April, so don't fret if you're still evaluating your options.

Here's a list of Class of 2023 commitments as reported by athletes, parents and coaches. We know it's incomplete. If you'd like to add an athlete to the list or see an error, please DM us on social media or e-mail us at jayslagle@hotmail.com.


Girls distance

Name, high school

College

Axi Benish, Leyton

UNO

Peyton Eby, Overton

Doane University

Alyssa Ferguson, Harvard

Concordia University, NE

Keelianne Green, Arlington

Concordia University, NE

Isabella Hartnett, Millard West

Wichita State

Trinity Houchin, Minden

Concordia University, NE

Julianna Maxfield, Fullerton

Tabor College (Hillsboro, KS)

Morgan Morrison, DC West

Doane University

Chaney Nelson, Oakland Craig

Doane University

Madison Seiler, Gering

Kenesaw State

Karli Shoemaker, Hastings

Doane University

Jaci Sievers, Elkhorn South

University of Tennessee

Josie Smith, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller

Concordia University, NE

Alayna Vargas, Hastings St. Cecilia

Concordia University, NE


Boys distance

Name, high school

College

Evan Brown, Lincoln Southwest

Nebraska Wesleyan

Isaac Graff, Lincoln East

Kansas

Luke Hammang, Arlington

Concordia University, NE

Ashton Hughes, Cornerstone Christian

Northwestern College, IA

Josh Knispel, Elkhorn South

Nebraska Wesleyan

Noah Lawrence, Columbus

UNK

Piercze Marshall, Millard West

South Dakota

Nate Nelson, West Holt

Concordia University, NE

Nate O'Brien, Bellevue East

Doane University

Colin Pinneo, York

Concordia University, NE

Trey Robertson, Wallace

Concordia University, NE

Brady VanBoening, Holdrege

Hastings College


Girls sprints/hurdles

Name, high school

College

Taylor Bredthauer, Norris

South Dakota

Hadley Cheatum, Summerland

South Dakota

Maggie Madsen, Elkhorn South

South Dakota State

Ali McNair, Chase County

Concordia University, NE

Clair Raszick, Lincoln High

Nebraska Wesleyan

Bethany Schumacher, Papillion South

Nebraska Wesleyan

Kennedy Wade, Bennington

South Dakota


Boys sprints/hurdles

Name, high school

College

Jacob Horner, Elkhorn North

South Dakota

Branden Koranda, Mead

Concordia University, NE

Xander Provance, Chadron

South Dakota

Daniel Puppel, LCC

Mount Marty

Isaiah Zelasney, Osceola

Northwest Missouri State


Girls field events

Name, high school

College

Kendall Batenhorst, Columbus

Concordia University, NE

McKenzie Bohlen, Sandy Creek

Concordia University, NE

Sage Burbach, Norris

UNL

Delaney Burge, Elkhorn South

Doane University

Sydney Davis, Centura

UNK

Emily Ehlers, Wilber-Clatonia

Doane University

Emma Kucera, Gibbon

Concordia University, NE

Kaylie Lotspeich, Chase County

Doane University

Cassie Peatrowsky, GACC

Concordia University, NE

Mae Siegel, NP St. Pats

South Dakota

​Jessica Stieb, Arcadia Loup City

Michigan State

Savannah Suer, Fremont

Concordia University, NE


Boys field events

Name, high school

College

Nathan Baldwin, Sullivan

Concordia University, NE

​Sam Cappos, Lincoln East

Arizona State

Jonathan Schmidt, Hastings

Doane University

Nolan Studley, Hastings

UNK



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