By Marty Gordon NRVsports@ourvalley.or5
Christiansburg High School held a signing ceremony Wednesday to honor 15 student-athletes who will continue their careers at various colleges this fall.
Caleb Henley will play football at Emory & Henry College, Brady Barrett will join the football team at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn., Seth Walker will play golf at Ferrum College, Nick McCumsey will run cross country at Radford University, Allison Sarver will run cross country for Roanoke College, Evan Spaulding will take part in both cross country and track at Milligan University in Elizabethton, Tenn., Matt Simmons signed to play basketball at Shenandoah University, Connor Brizendine will suit up for the baseball team at Barton College in Wilson, N.C., Clay Clatterbaugh will be a Highlander for the Radford baseball team, MJ Hunter will play baseball at Concord University in Athens, W.Va., Ian Perkins and Tripp Compton will be baseball teammates at Southwest Virginia Community College, Reagan Harris has signed to play baseball at VMI, Jamie Adams will join the soccer team at Ferrum, and Julia Johnson will hit the soccer field at Roanoke College.
Caleb Henry played football for four years at CHS. He is a four-year varsity letterman and is also a member of the National Honor Society. At Emory and Henry, Caleb plans to study physical therapy.
Brady Barrett played football for four years at Christiansburg. He is also a member of the National Honor Society. At Hamline University, he plans to study pre-med.
Seth Walker will join the golf team at Ferrum College.
Nick McCumsey ran cross country for four years at CHS. He was an all-region runner in 2020. He earned honorable mention prizes at the Radford University High School art show and the Montgomery Museum Art Show. He was also on the President’s list at New River Community College in the fall of 2020. At Radford University, McCumsey plans to study art education.
Allison Sarver has run cross country for the last four years at CHS. She received all-region indoor and outdoor track honors and received the cross country Heart and Sole awards. Sarver is a member of the National Honor Society and the BETA Club. At Roanoke College, she plans to study art education and psychology.
Evan Spaulding plans to attend Milligan University to run cross country and outdoor track. He has run cross country and outdoor track for four years at CHS. He is a member of the 3A state runner-up cross-country team and the National Honor Society. At Milligan University, he plans to study engineering.
Matt Simmons plans to attend Shenandoah University to play basketball. He played high school basketball for three years; his senior year was at Christiansburg. He was a regional all-star selection for the New River Valley Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a regional all-star for the Basketball Coaches Association of New York, a Hoops Showcase and Summer Basketball team selection, and is a 2-time Section championship winner and a league championship winner. Simmons is a member of the National Honor Society and the High Honor Roll and was on the Dean’s List at New River Community College for the fall semester of 2020. At Shenandoah, Matt plans to study exercise science.
Connor Brizendine played baseball for four years at CHS. He was a 2019 second-team all-region pitcher and an honorable mention All River Ridge District Pitcher. At Barton, Connor plans to study exercise science.
Clay Catterbaugh played baseball the last four years here at CHS. He is a four-year letterman in both baseball and basketball. At Radford University, he plans to study criminal justice.
MJ Hunter played baseball for four years at CHS. He is a three-sport letterman at CHS and has been an all-district and all-region selection in multiple sports. At Concord, MJ plans to study criminal justice.
Ian Perkins played baseball for four years for the Blue Demons. At Southwest Virginia Community College, he plans to study Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine.
Tripp Compton also played baseball for four years at CHS. He is a two-year baseball letterman. At Southwest Virginia Community College, Tripp plans to study criminal justice.
Reagan Harris played baseball for four years at Christiansburg, lettering all four seasons. He will receive both his high school diploma and his associate’s degree simultaneously. At VMI, Reagan plans to study civil engineering.
Jamie Adams played soccer for the Blue Demons for four seasons. She was named co-offensive player of the year and was named to the Second Team All-District and First team All-Region soccer teams. At Ferrum, she plans to study health and physical education.
Julia Johnson played soccer for four years at CHS. She has been named co-offensive player of the year, offensive player of the year and First Team All-District and was named a Co-Captain her senior year. She is a three-year soccer letter winner. Johnson is a member of the National Honor Society and the BETA Club. At Roanoke, Julia plans to study business administration.