Five more RC Central student-athletes sign on the dotted line
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Despite a year of uncertainty with the pandemic, Rapid City Central is sending five more student-athletes to the next level.
Micah Swallow, North Dakota State College of Science, Basketball
Micah Swallow signed a letter of intent Wednesday to play men’s basketball next year at North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, ND.
Micah was a two year starter and was recently selected to the First Team All-State.
He also led the Cobblers in scoring and rebounding this past season with 22.9 points and 10.7 rebounds per game.
“Somebody contacted me and said I could possibly go to a higher level of basketball after that one year of school,” said Micah Swallow. “So I just wanted to further my career into moving higher and getting better.”
Julian Swallow, Miles Community College, Basketball
Micah’s brother, Julian, also put pen to paper and will play basketball at Miles Community College in Miles City, Montana.
Julian was also a two-year starter for Central and led the team in assists for the last two seasons.
He averaged 12.2 points and 2.4 rebounds per game.
“Deciding between track and basketball was really hard,” said Julian Swallow. “It was really stressful. But I’m relieved that I got it out of the way. Takes a lot of weight off my shoulders.”
Karoline Riisnaes, Univ. of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Women’s Soccer
Meanwhile, Karoline Riisnaes plans to compete in women’s soccer next year at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay.
Rissnaes was named First Team All-State last season and was a member of the 2016 state championship team.
She plans to play defender for the Phoenix.
“It truly was the best fit for me,” said Karoline Riisnaes. “They have everything I was looking for. They have a beautiful campus. They have the degree I was going for and I love the coaching style.”
Tyler Roe, Carolina University, Men’s Soccer
Tyler Roe will play men’s soccer at the Division I level.
Roe signed a letter of intent to attend Carolina University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Roe, a four-year letter winner and team captain, finished fifth in most career goals scored with 12.
“I decided because it just felt like I fit in there,” said Tyler Roe. “It has a really good academic program. The team is really good and they’re looking to win a national championship and I hoping to be a part of that.”
Gavyn Dansby, Miles Community College, Baseball
Gavyn Dansby is taking his talents to the next level.
The Central senior signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Miles Community College in Montana.
Dansby, who is a two-year starter for the Post 320 Stars, will play in the outfield for the Pioneers.
“They have a really good school,” said Gavyn Dansby. “They were very communicative with me. They just really wanted me to go there. I went down and viewed the school. Right then and there I knew I was going to go play baseball for them.”