Day two of the National Letter of Intent early signing period sees three more athletes from Western Wisconsin making their future college intentions known. One of the top girls basketball players in the state, Neillsville's Jenny Lindner made it official Thursday night, signing her letter to play at Division 1, UW-Milwaukee next year.
One of the most dynamic and complete players in the area, Jenny Lindner has shown that she can do it all. Jenny averaged more than 15 points per game as a junior last season for the Warriors. The Neillsville girls basketball team has an amazing 53-1 record over the past two years including a state title in 2012. Lindner says she's thrilled to play for a D1 program, "I've watched their games, and I liked the atmosphere, and I liked the team chemistry, they all bunch together and that's a big thing for me. The coaches are all very respectful and I think they can really help step up my game to another level. And I was considering Green Bay a lot, but I liked Milwaukee, liked their campus, it wasn't too big and I come from a little city so I wanted to have the big city experience."
Baldwin-Woodville's Abby Klopp has had a brilliant career on the softball diamond, the Blackhawks pitcher one of the top hurlers in the state. Klopp signed her national letter of intent to play at Division 1 Indiana State University. Abby has 68 career wins, a .496 batting average and a state title to her credit. She looks forward to playing at the next level, "I toured a lot of campuses and I really liked Indiana's. They have a great teaching program and that's what I want to go into and I really like their coaching staff so I just thought it was a good fit for me."
In Altoona, senior Madi Whitehead helped lead the Rails volleyball team to their first state tournament appearance in 37 years last week. Whitehead will take her talents to Division 2 Northern Michigan next year. Madi says it's a dream come true to play college volleyball,
"Since I was little I've always wanted to play college volleyball, I just never thought it would happen. It's been really nice having so many people behind me, just like supporting me to help follow my dreams."