Richland celebrates student-athletes entering collegiate sports - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Richland celebrates student-athletes entering collegiate sports

Posted: Updated:

RICHLAND, Wash. -- More student-athletes made their college decisions. Thursday 13 Richland High School students announced where they will play college sports. Six of the Richland Bombers who celebrated their achievements will go to Division I universities. That includes two girls to the University of Washington. The student-athletes say how Richland prepared them for the next level.

"All the really big meets and my coach is helpful, and the really good coaching and the good competition," said Elizabeth Quick, committed to UW track.

"Practice basically, 4-5 years of constant work on the range, putting greens, stuff like that. Just hard work," added Hunter Thompson, committed to Cal State Fullerton golf.

"Richland and the whole Tri-Cities is a great baseball town, and the level we play has got me ready to play down there. So it'll be good," said Nate Ruane, committed to Paradise Valley baseball.

Here is the full list provided by Richland:

Alisha Bettinson Volleyball Western Oregon Univ.

Levi Broeske Baseball Abilene Christian University

Kailee Carneau Soccer Lewis and Clark College, Portland

Mason Hilty Baseball College of Southern Idaho

Jonathan Larsen Soccer Brigham Young Univ., Hawaii

Sarah Olsen Swimming Univ. of Vermont

Elizabeth Quick Track Univ. of Washington

Serena Robertson Soccer Walla Walla CC

Nate Ruane Baseball Paradise Valley

Hunter Thompson Golf Cal State Fullerton

Nicole Weinman Swimming Univ. of Idaho

Vanessa Whattam Crew(swimming) Univ. of Washington

Jaclyn Parnell Soccer Lewis and Clark College, Portland