Northwest Recognizes Athletes on National Signing Day 2024

On Wednesday, February 7, thirty-six Northwest High School student-athletes were recognized for their commitment to continue their athletic career after graduation. This is the second-largest group of athletes in the Waukee School District history, topped only by 2021, the last year of a single high school.  The thirty-six athletes combined to earn a total of 161 varsity letters.  Sixteen of the 35 have lettered in at least two varsity sports. The group’s combined average cumulative GPA is 3.89.  They represent 13 of the 22 sanctioned sports in which Northwest competes. Athletes being recognized have been on Waukee High and Northwest teams that have placed in the top 8 at State competitions 29 times. They have been a part of 7 NW state championship teams.
Congratulations to our students and the teams they will join.

Aliyah Al-Hameed | Basketball | Northwest Missouri State University
Sandro Bilic | Basketball | Mount Mercy University
Maitlynn Bucklin-Pagano |
Rowing | Northwest Missouri State University
Koufax Christensen | 
Wrestling | University of Oklahoma
Cooper Collins |
Soccer | Colorado Christian University
Kaylee Cords |
Softball | Northwest Missouri State University
Drew Fleming |
Basketball | Simpson College
Carter Freeman
Wrestling | University of Northern Iowa
Amelia Habgood |
Swimming | University of Maine
Dylan Hogenson
Swimming | University of South Dakota
Brady Holland |
Baseball | DMACC
Sam Johnson |
Football | Drake University
Chloe Jones | 
Volleyball | Oklahoma Christian University
Taylor Judas
Swimming| University of Illinois
Nora Kemp
Swimming | University of Iowa
John King
Wrestling | Duke University
Landen Kuennen |
Football | University of Northern Iowa
Chase Lamb |
Football | Drake University
Harry Leinen |
Football | Grand View University
Avery Lewis
Softball | Lewis University
Sadie Maas
Basketball | Northwest Missouri State University
Grant Miller
Baseball | Kirkwood Community College
Dixon Montgomery |
Football | Central College
Chris Petersen
Baseball | University of St. Thomas
Hannah Pettit |
Golf | South Dakota State University
Payden Rafferty
Swimming | Arizona State University
Gus Ruggle
Baseball | Iowa Central Community College
Lincoln Sauser
Baseball | Wartburg College
Victoria Spahn
Soccer | Missouri State University
Chloe Sundet
Golf | Central College
JT Sus
Soccer | Marian University
Kaden Taylor
Tennis | University of Denver
Grant Tigges
Basketball | Northwestern College
Josie Vande Krol |
Soccer | University of South Dakota
Kamryn Vogt |
Volleyball | University of Northern Iowa
Brady Walton |
Baseball | DMACC

Photo credit: Tenth Street Times

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