Ironwood Ridge junior Katie Jamieson committed to Embry Riddle Aeronautical University her family announced on Sunday. Her older sister, former Sahuaro standout Danielle Jamieson, will be a junior with the Eagles this fall.
Embry Riddle is an NAIA program located in Prescott and there are currently six athletes from the Tucson area on its roster: Jamieson, Aleena Alexander (Salpointe), Haley Basye (Canyon del Oro), Shaylee Sanders (Flowing Wells), Diana Miranda Montano (Salpointe) and Maddie Judge (Ironwood Ridge).
“I am so happy and proud of Katie for verbally committing to play softball for Embry Riddle,” her club coach Shannon Woolridge of the Desert Thunder organization said. “Embry is getting a very versatile, passionate, talented, and FUN player. It’s a win-win for both sides!”
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