Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
High School: Harding Fine Arts Academy
Emily was a member of the National Honor Society and the Student Council during her time at Harding. She was also captain of the basketball team as well.
Emily is the daughter of Katy Hamilton and Aaron Alvarez. She would like to thank her basketball coach Ms. Sturm for helping her be successful. “She really helped push me to be a great athlete.”
“I chose Cottey because I believe I could really succeed and accomplish everything I have planned. Plus the environment is amazing and everyone there is so kind. ”
Hometown: Jacksonville, Oregon
High School: South Medford High School
Deanndria has been excited to continually improve her personal record times each year and looks for even more at Cottey.
Deanndria is the daughter of Amber and Richard Shields and would like to thank her high school coach, Josh Wallace. “He pushed me to do better and to be successful in school and on my runs.”
“To continue my education and to continue running.”
Hometown: Grove, Oklahoma
High School: Grove High School
Major: Secondary Education
Janamay has been focused on achieving better times each year at Grove High School and is looking forward to helping the Comets succeed in 2019.
Janamay is the daughter of Angela and Brian Carothers and would like to thank her may coaches through the years that have helped her achieve her dream of running in college.
“When I toured the campus I completely fell in love. It felt like home and I just knew I had to go to Cottey.”
Hometown: Timpson, Texas
High School/College: Timpson High School / Jacksonville College transfer
Cheyanne is a Junior College transfer from Jacksonville College in Texas where she was a two time NJCAA National Qualifier!
Cheyanne is the daughter of Amanda and Wade Angelo and would like to thank her high school coach for her cross country success.
“I chose Cottey because women’s independence is important to me”
Hometown: Rio Rancho, New Mexico
High School: V. Sue Cleveland High School
Major: Sports Medicine
Karina was a very successful basketball player and cross country runner at V. Sue Cleveland High School.
Karina is the daughter of Celeste and Vincent Gchachu and would like to thank her family for always pushing her to be at her best.
“To continue running and to receive an athletic scholarship.”
Hometown: Mt. Pleasant, Texas
High School: Mt. Pleasant High School
Martina was in the top 10% and was a huge contributor on Mt. Pleasant’s District Championship teams in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.
Martina is the daughter of Tina Hicks and Santiago Ramirez and gives Coach Trickey much of the credit for her success.
“To continue my education and because I received an athletic scholarship.”
Hometown: Byron, Minnesota
High School: Byron High School
Ella was incredibly involved at Byron High School. She was a 2019 LINK leader, a member of the innovation club, and a member of both the student council and SAAD for two years. She received her varsity soccer letter for 3 years and received her varsity letter for track twice. She received the Track New-Comer Award and was even named the 2019 captain of her track team her senior year while leading them to compete in the 800 and 4×800 in the 2019 True Team State meet.
Ella is the daughter of Rachel and Joey Page and would like to thank her mom and dad for her success. “My mom and dad have been my biggest supporters. Both of them have pushed me above my limits which have helped me become the person I am today. I plan to make them proud.”
“My mom pushed for Cottey hard. She is an alumna and wanted me to have the same experience as her.”
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