First Team

Travis sophomore Madysin Leighton, freshman Rachel Ybarra, senior Shaina Amir (not pictured) and senior Skye Villani (not pictured) were selected to the All-District 20-6A first team.

The grind never stops for high school athletes.

UIL high school softball hasn’t been played since spring break and Travis softball star Madysin Leighton still found a place to play at the college level.

The University of Houston-Victoria announced on Friday that Leighton has signed with the Jaguars.

Leighton of Richmond, earned first team all-district honors and all-area honors as a sophomore and junior in the outfield. She was also lettered in academics all four years in high school and was named academic all-district as a sophomore and junior.

“I chose to attend UHV because it’s close to home and I really like the environment that UHV provides for students,” said Leighton.

Leighton plans to study psychology while attending UHV.

Lindsey Ferguson-Ortiz is the head coach of UH-Victoria softball.

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