Twelve outstanding student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent with UC Davis and will join the UC Davis track and field and/or cross country programs, it was announced by Byron Talley, Interim Director of Track and Field and Cross Country.
Joining the Aggie menÕs track and field team will be Corey Coates from Davis High School, Brandon Greenberg of Crespi High School in Encino, Kevin Griffith of San Ramon Valley High School, Marcus Johnson of Junipero Serra High School in Gardena, Karl Moran of Burroughs High School in Ridgecrest, Maurice Spikes, Jr., from St. MaryÕs High School in Berkeley, Nathan Strum from Pioneer High School in San Jose, and Hosea Tate III from Mount Miguel High School in Spring Valley.
The Aggie womenÕs team will see the addition of Alycia Cridebring of College Park High School in Pleasant Hill, Courtney Crosta of Woodcreek High School in Roseville, Shannon Harcus from Placer High School, and Hayley Scott of Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills.
Coates, Griffith, Harcus, Strum, Cridebring, Crosta and Scott will also join the Aggie cross country squads.
The new Aggies will join a cross country program that earned second-place on the womenÕs side at the 2009 Big West Championship while the men were third. The track programs Ñ which combined to send 16 athletes to this yearÕs NCAA West Regional Ñ were third and fifth, respectively, in the menÕs and womenÕs conference standings.
ÒThe staff is excited to begin working with these incoming Aggies,Ó said Talley of the signees. ÒThis is a class of recruits who are developed well enough to immediately make an impact in the Big West.Ó
Following are brief profiles of each of the signees.