Lady Wildcat basketball point guard Chelsey Ruise and the softball team’s Taylor Crummey both signed commitments to attend area colleges recently.
Ms. Ruise will be taking her wealth of skills to Edward Waters College next year after signing a scholarship letter on Wednesday, May 2 in the BCHS Media Center.
The entire Lady Wildcats basketball team watched as Ruise penned the contract to join the Lady Tigers. EWC Coach Charmaine Wilson was in attendance and praised Ruise for skills on and off the court.
“I really liked how Coach (Aaron) Summers talked about Chelsey’s leadership and how the team was a family. That’s what we are at EWC, we’re a family,” said Wilson.
Wilson will be entering her second year as EWC head coach and Ruise is expected to step right in and make an impact.
“We brought her in for a workout and they felt that she can come in and do something on the court that they’ve been really needing,” said her father, Wildcat boys’ head coach Charles Ruise. “If she reports in shape and ready to work they think she can have an instant impact.”
Ruise certainly had an impact this season for Summers’ Cats. She was the team’s top scorer with 410 points and a 22-point per game average. But she had more to do on the court than just score.