Editor’s Note: Prep Stars in College is a weekly glance at former southeast Idaho high school athletes who are now competing at the college level. If we’re missing anyone, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kiara Grover (Highland High) – Salt Lake Community College
Idaho State announced Tuesday that Highland graduate Kiara Grover signed with the Bengals softball team. She is in her second and final season with Salt Lake CC.
“We are excited to add Kiara to our team,” Idaho State coach Candi Letts stated in a press release. “She will add depth to our pitching staff. She will give us an added dimension because she is a southpaw. Kiara had a great high school career and has continued that at SLCC.”
Idaho State (20-25, 10-7 Big Sky Conference) placed second in the conference standings this season and begins the conference tournament Wednesday at Sacramento State.
Grover is 6-3 and has a 4.45 ERA with 21 strikeouts in 54 2/3 innings in the circle this season.
Salt Lake (44-6, 36-4 Scenic West Athletic Conference) plays its first game of the NJCAA Region 18 championships Wednesday at home.
Hannah Drake (Century High) – Western Washington University
Century graduate Hannah Drake was named a second-teamer in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference for the second consecutive year, in her senior season with the Western Washington women’s golf team.
The golfer had a 81.2 scoring average, recorded over six tournaments this year.
Drake tied for 14th place in the GNAC championships with a 21-over par 163 on April 23 in Coeur d’Alene. Her team placed third in the six-team tournament.
Alyssa Crumley (Snake River High) – Utah State University Eastern
Montana Western announced Monday that Snake River graduate Alyssa Crumley signed with the Bulldogs women’s basketball team after two seasons with Utah State Eastern.
“Alyssa will fit seamlessly into our program,” Montana Western coach Lindsay Woolley said in a UMW press release. “She has played for a great staff at USU Eastern and is a competitive player with a high motor. We are excited for her to join us next season.”
Montana Western is coming off winning its first NAIA Division I national championship and finishing 30-4.
Crumley finished her USU Eastern tenure by being named an NJCAA Region 18 second-teamer after averaging 10.9 point and 5.7 rebounds per game as a sophomore.