Elizabeth athletes sign `big-time' letters of intent

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In a special ceremony held last week at the Elizabeth High School cafetorium, two standout Cardinal athletes put their John Hancock on scholarship offer letters from Division I colleges with prestigious athletic programs.

Tatum Neubert signed with the University of Oregon Ducks to play women's basketball in Eugene next fall.

Drew Burton, a highly sought-after gymnast, will continue to be a Cardinal during his collegiate athletic career, signing with Stanford University to accept a scholarship offer to compete as a member of the prestigious university's men's gymnastics squad, whose mascot is also the Cardinals.

“Athletes signing scholarship offers from big-time programs like Oregon and Stanford do not happen very often around here,” said EHS Athletic Director Chris Cline. “We couldn't be more proud of Tatum and Drew. It's very exciting when Elizabeth High School has two students playing in the prestigious Pac-12 Conference.”

More than 100 students attended the signing ceremony. “You better make it to the Olympics,” one boy shouted out after Burton signed his letter of intent.