Former Pusch Ridge softball standout Jessica Giacoma announced her commitment to play for San Jose State last Friday. The infielder played for Yavapai after graduation. Giacoma was named ACCAC Division I hitter of the week last spring (April 24) after she went 7 for 9 with two doubles and a home run with seven RBI and six runs scored.
Former Pusch Ridge standout Shawna Bleyl went on to play for West Point and, more recently, Maddie Dowdle competed for Grand Canyon.
Tucson High basketball standout Arianna Contreras signed on to play for the Hesston College Larks. Hesston College is located a few miles north of Wichita, Kansas.
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