WHAT: Rio Hondo College women’s volleyball setter Megan Ward and outside hitter Andrea Velasco will sign letters of intent to formalize their commitment to attend four-year programs at Wilmington University in New Castle, Delaware and Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York, respectively. Each is receiving an academic and athletic scholarship.
WHEN: 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16
WHERE: P.E. Complex, Rio Hondo College, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier
DETAILS: The two sophomores will be surrounded by teammates and coaches from the Rio Hondo College women’s volleyball program, their parents and other Rio Hondo College officials when they sign their letters.
Ward, the setter, is pursuing a degree in sports management. She is a two-year Rio Hondo team starter and served as a 2014 team captain. She holds a 3.5 GPA and received 2013 and 2014 All Foothill Conference honors. She attended the California Community College Athletic Association Women’s Volleyball Sophomore Showcase, an invitation-only event, and led the Foothill Conference in setting assists and serving aces.
Velasco, the outside hitter, is pursuing a degree in health science. She is a two-year Rio Hondo team starter and served as a 2014 team captain. She holds a 3.5 GPA and received 2013 and 2014 All Foothill Conference honors. She attended the Sophomore Showcase and led the Foothill Conference in hitting and digs.
MEDIA: Contact Margie Munoz at 562-908-3409 for parking details or directions.