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Three Tigers sign Division I national letters of intent

Several other area athletes sign with local schools

Posted: November 15, 2012 - 1:24am

Jack Vanderburg and Stephen Smith are staying close to home.

They were two of four Frenship athletes to sign national letters of intent Wednesday during the first day of the early signing period for spring sports. Both will head just down the road to Texas Tech, Vanderburg for golf and Smith for baseball.

“It’s a great program,” Vanderburg said. “They’re always good at golf, they’re always pretty much ranked in the top 25. I just feel that’s where I need to be.”

Vanderburg has been a star on Frenship’s golf team, leading the Tigers to three consecutive appearances in the Class 4A state golf tournament. He is currently ranked second in the state among Class 4A individual golfers after having been named first team all-state for the past two years.

Vanderburg will be a fifth-generation Red Raider, continuing a family legacy that stretches back to 1928.

Smith is one of two Tiger baseball players who signed Wednesday. He has been stellar for Frenship over the past three years, batting a jaw-dropping .442 in his junior campaign.

A force on the mound and off, Smith also helped his team as a starting pitcher, earning an impressive 2.27 ERA last season. After being named second team all-state and the District 3-4A Player of the Year in 2012, Smith will be a key signee in Tech’s recruiting class.

“I just wanted to stay at home, play in front of my family, and hopefully help Tech win,” Smith said. “I know it’s going to be difficult, getting used to this pitching in Division I, but I’m looking forward to going there and trying to help out.”

Kyle Rutherford, another leader on the Tiger baseball team, signed to play for New Mexico State University next year. He has been a commanding force on the mound for Frenship over his career.

Rutherford put up an impressive junior season, finishing with a 5-2 record and a 3.67 ERA, including a no-hitter against Hereford, on his way to earning a selection as a first-team starting pitcher for District 3-4A. Rutherford struck out 47 in 42 innings for the Tigers, adding depth to the Aggies pitching staff in the future.

The final Frenship Tiger, Amber Bowman, committed to Hardin-Simmons University on Wednesday morning to play volleyball. She was the leader of the Tiger squad in 2012, pushing her team to a win in the District 4-4A championship. Bowman was recently named a first team all-district selection while also earning academic all-state honors.

“I hope to really be a presence at the net, play as hard as I can and give it 100 percent,” Bowman said.

Wednesday was the first day of the early signing period. Other athletes who were expected to sign national letters of intent were:

■ Katy Boren, Cooper, signed to play basketball at Angelo State.

■ Bridget Rampy, Cooper, signed to play basketball at Lubbock Christian.

■ Bailey Wipff, Coronado, signed to play basketball at Angelo State.

■ Sisters Lizzy and Suzzy Dimba are expected to sign letters on Monday to play basketball at Abilene Christian University.

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