Bellefontaine wrestling pioneer Darby Newman is taking her skills to the next level.
The senior signed a letter of intent with NAIA University of the Cumberlands during a ceremony in the Bellefontaine High School cafeteria Thursday afternoon.
(Pictured: Darby Newman is flanked by her parents, Lori and Sean Newman, as she signs her letter of intent. Bellefontaine head coach Rick Reed is behind them.)
Newman was joined by her family, school administrators, and high school coach Rick Reed.
Newman, who started wrestling in sixth grade, said competing in college has been a goal for many years.
She chose Cumberlands based on education, location, and the scenery in southern Kentucky.
Newman will major in mathematics education.
She was a member of the high school wrestling program for four years.
Listen to Newman recap her choice.
Hear BHS head coach Rick Reed reflect on Darby’s decision.
Former Indian Lake standout Kerstin Harmon is a member of the Cumberlands women's team, too.