CLAYTON — A pair of Northmont senior athletes Wednesday signed Letters of Intent to further their academic and athletic careers.
Rachel Collopy signed with Otterbein University on a soccer scholarship. Collopy excelled in both swimming and soccer during her high school career. During her junior year she earned 2nd Team Greater Western Ohio Conference Central Division honors in soccer and in swimming was a member of the medley relay team that placed third in the Greater Western Ohio Conference swim meet, a team which also qualified for district.
Otterbein was founded by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ in 1847. Equality and inclusion were, and continue to be, the foundation of the university. Otterbein admitted students of color before the Civil War and welcomed Japanese-American students who had been sent to internment camps during World War II. Those qualities built Otterbein to what it is today a nationally recognized university offering bachelor and master degrees to a wide variety of students. Ranked 13th out of 149 peers in the Regional Universities–Midwest category by U.S. News & World Report in its 2016 ‘Guide to America’s Best Colleges’ Otterbein has consistently ranked high in the annual guide for more than a decade.
David Henson signed with Tiffin University on a wrestling scholarship. During his junior year he earned 1st Team Greater Western Ohio Conference Central Division honors and placed 5th in the sectional tournament in the 220 pound weight class. During his senior year Henson earned 2nd Team Greater Western Ohio Conference Central Division honors and 2nd Team All-Area, was sectional champion, 3rd at district and a state qualifier in the 220 pound weight class. He finished his senior year with a 34-12 overall record with 17 pins.
Founded in 1888 Tiffin University features a 130 acre campus with an enrollment of more than 4,200 students. Tiffin offers professionally-focused academic programs and grants the following degrees: Associate of Arts, Associate of Business Administration, Associate of Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Humanities, and Master of Science.