Spartans News · Seven Athletes sign Division I NLI’s

According to the NCAA, nearly 7 million students currently participate in high school sports, and only 480,000 of them go on to compete as NCAA athletes. Only 1% of the 7 million will go to Division I schools on scholarship.

Simley High School had seven athletes sign National Letter of Intents to Division I schools.

Here is the list:

Erin Orn-New Mexico University-Diving

Mom-Mary Orn
Dad-Rob Orn
4 Year Letter Winner, 5 Year Sections Qualifier & 3 Year State Qualifier in Diving
1 Year All-Conference Honorable Mention – Diving
3 Year All-Conference – Diving
1 Year State Qualifier, 3 Year Letter Winner, All Section, All Conference, Captain in Gymnastics
Letter Winner in Academics
Silver Academic Award and Gold Academic Award
Member of the 2016 & 2017 GOLD Academic Sections Team – Swimming & Diving
2020 – 2nd place 1A Sections Diving, State Qualifier (Would have placed in the Top 16)
2019 – 2nd place 1A Sections Diving, State Qualifier (15th Place)
2018 – 4th place 1A Sections Diving, State Qualifier (24th Place)


Ben Vujovich University of St. Thomas-Baseball

Mom Kathy, Dad Daniel

Ben has been a varsity starter since he came into the program as a freshman.  Making an impact right away, it was clear that Ben was going to be a special player.  Through his time with the baseball program, Ben has put in countless hours refining his craft, and to see those hours come to fruition is something special. Not only has Ben grown as a baseball player, but he has grown as a young man emerging as a true leader amongst the players with an impeccable worth ethic and an always positive attitude. In his last full season as a sophomore, Ben was 2nd on the team in Batting Average and Hits and 1st on the team in stolen bases and fielding percentage, and selected to the all conference team, speaking volumes to the all around player that Ben is.  Ben is signing with the University of St. Thomas as part of their first Division I recruiting class, where he will no doubt go in and make an immediate impact for the program.


Reid Nelson-Little Rock, Arkansas University

Mom-Peg, Dad Corey

3 X letter winner wrestling
2 X all conference
2 X state placewinner 3rd
Career Record 98-12
Cadet Freestyle National all American


Cael Berg -Harvard University-Wrestling

Mom-Julia, Dad Mark

4 x letter winner
4X all Conference
3 x state placewinner
4 X state Entrant
State Champion 2020
Cadet Fargo National all American
Career Record 175-43


Ryan Sokol- Cornell University-Wrestling
Mom Estelle, Dad Joe

5 x letter winner
4 x All conference
4 x state entrant
3rd and 5th place state
2 X state Champion
UWW 17 National Champion
UWW 17 World team member
Career Record: 191-19 =90% win percentage School record

Quayin Short-University of Wyoming- Wrestling
Mom Jessica, Dad Wade
5 x letter winner
4x All conference
4 x State entrant
2 x State Runner Up
Super 32 National all american
Cadet Freestyle National Champion
Junior Folkstyle National Runner Up
Career Record:190-46

Other Sports: Football

Bennett Tabor-University of Minnesota-Wrestling

Mom Barb, Dad Matt
4 X letter Winner
3 X all Conference
3 X state Entrant
State Champion
Super 32 National Champion
2019-2020 Season Record 50-0
Cadet Freestyle All American
Career Record: 143-45
Other sports: Football and Track