Class of 2014: Utah high school athletes with college scholarships

Published: Thursday, June 19 2014 11:37 p.m. MDT

In the American athletic and education world, college scholarships are the name of the game. Not only do scholarships provide collegiate athletes with a way to pay for an education, but they serve as a gateway to a career as a professional athlete in some cases.

After contacting coaches, athletic directors and principals from every high school in Utah, the Deseret News put together the following list of the estimated 649 seniors from the 2014 graduating class who received an athletic and/or academic scholarship to play college sports.

This list is arranged in alphabetical order by school, irrespective of division, region or classification.

Did we miss someone? Please email updates to prepstats@desnews.com.

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Salt Lake, UT

Four names from Riverton are not on this list, they received softball scholarships:

McKaylee Jaussi is going to Western Nevada
Ashlynn Petersen is going to Snow
CheyAnne Dahl is going to College of Southern Idaho
Maddie Green is going to Northern Colorado CC

Congratulations to these girls!!

Aaron Morton Ast. Sports Editor

These have been added. Thanks for letting us know!

Park City, UT

Aaron, you may want to check on Taggart Baxter from Wasatch I believe he received an academic scholarship from Utah with the option to walk on if he makes the team. I talked to a good source that said that he wasn't guaranteed to make the team and wasn't given a athletic scholarship and that's what this article is about all though it would be nice to see where all the academic scholarship recipients are going also.

St. George, UT

You also missed some other athletes at Desert Hills: All-State DB (Corner), Braden Reber, who signed with Dixie State and will play this fall before going on an LDS mission. Brock Doman, All-State Offensive Lineman, who signed with Weber State but will be serving an LDS mission first, and RJ Farnesi, who is going to Santa Barbara City College, CA on a football scholarship. Please add them.

There may be more in other sports. How are you collecting this information? Its a great list, and I'm sure a quick email or call to schools prior to publishing would provide a more complete list. Scholarship offers and commitments happen after signing day for many. Thanks for providing the information. Fun to see where these great athletes go after high school.

Herrima, UT

Add one For Herriman;

Taylor Crowton, Girls Soccer - South Mountain Community College (Phoenix, AZ)

Aaron Morton Ast. Sports Editor

These have all been added. Thanks so much for letting us know about these great student-athletes!

Salt Lake City , UT

Brooke Burnside from West will be going to Providence College to play tennis not golf.

Salt Lake City, UT

Due to its lateness, its highly likely that relatively few if any will read and/or be aware of this addition to the above list of outstanding student-athletes. Nevertheless, for the record: Dakota Anne Robinson, a class of 2014 graduate of Enterprise High School (where she earned both academic and athletic all-state honors in the three sports in which she participated), was awarded a full scholarship to play softball at Western Nevada College.
Dakota is currently studying and playing at WNC, along with a significant number of her Utah counterparts included in the above list. Go Wildcats!

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