Senior Amber Ramirez hopes her Shiner athletic career lasts through the state softball tournament.
Shiner athlete Amber Ramirez signs her letter of intent to run track at Texas A&M Kingsville next season. Track Coach Wendell Boner, left, and Amber's parents, Laura and Mike Raindl, look on. photo by Janette Berkovsky, Shiner ISD
But Ramirez made sure her involvement with athletics will continue when she signed a letter of intent Wednesday to attend Texas A&M-Kingsville on a track and field scholarship in the upcoming school year.
Ramirez was recently named 2010-11 outstanding female athlete for Shiner.
She qualified for the state track and field meet the last three years and won three medals.
"She is one of the most distinguished track athletes ever to compete for Shiner," said Shiner coach Wendell Boner.
Ramirez earned silver medals as a member of the 400-meter relay team in 2009 and 2010, and a bronze medal as a member of the 800 relay team in 2010.
Ramirez finished sixth in the 200 and ran a leg on the 400 relay that finished ninth at this year's state meet.
Ramirez was a member of the Lady Comanches' 2008 state champion softball team.
She is a member of this year's team, which is playing Mart in the Class 1A regional finals