Three high school seniors from Tracy have announced their college plans for the 2014-15 school year.
Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, Colo.
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, NCAA Division II
West High senior Cody Correia has signed a letter of intent to join the Mountaineers football team at Western State Colorado University.
Correia, a 6-foot-4, 273-pound offensive and defensive lineman, has been a team captain at West in all four years of football, including two years on the varsity squad after he came up as a sophomore for the 2011 playoffs.
Correia started playing football at the age of 8 with the Tracy Cougars and played with those teams until his freshman year of high school. As a varsity player he has continued to develop his skills in the off-season, and received the Top Gun rating at the 2013 Football University camp in Dublin.
He was approached by several universities and settled on Western State Colorado University, where he will play offensive tackle and study wildlife biology and criminology with the goal of becoming a law enforcement officer or game warden.
St. Mary’s High
University of Arizona, PAC-12 Conference, NCAA Division I
Charise Holloway of Tracy will accept an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Arizona.
Holloway played basketball for the Tracy Storm AAU team before going to Modesto Christian High for her freshman year. She averaged more than 17 points per game that season and set the record for rebounds in the championship game for Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV.
She continued to be a team leader in three years of varsity basketball at St. Mary’s High in Stockton, where she has a 3.6 GPA. She was among the top 10 girls statewide nominated for Cal Hi Sports’ Ms. Basketball title this year. Her team begins the California Interscholastic Federation Open Division state championship tournament tonight at San Joaquin Delta College.
On the basketball court, Holloway has averaged 17.5 points per game in her senior year. She logged 26 points and 14 rebounds Feb. 8 in the St. Mary’s Rams’ 81-77 win against Bishop O’Dowd High of Oakland, the defending California Interscholastic Federation Open Division champion.
The Rams are the No. 1 seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs, with a chance to win a repeat section title and a repeat trip to the CIF championships.
California State University, Sacramento, Big Sky Conference, NCAA Division I
Damon Jackson will join the Hornets football team in the fall as a walk-on player.
Jackson has been an all-purpose player for the Kimball High Jaguars in his two years on the varsity team, earning all-Valley Oak League honors as a wide receiver in both his junior and senior years.
In his senior year, he led the team in receiving yards with 282 yards on 14 catches. He was the team’s leading kickoff returner, averaging nearly 18 yards per return, including an 80-yard return for a touchdown in the Jaguars’ 48-27 win at home Oct. 11 against Weston Ranch. He also contributed as a running back and defensive back.
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