South Mountain Has two student-athletes who are early signees to continue their athletic careers at Division I schools

Posted by Community Relations on 12/9/2015

South Mountain has two student-athletes who are early signees to continue their athletic careers at Division I schools, and another former Jaguar has switched sports to compete in the Winter Olympics. 

Najiyyah Pack, a senior basketball player signed with New Mexico State. She was an All-Arizona selection player as a junior. She was nominated for the prestigious McDonalds All American game as finalist, and will find out in the spring. 

Alexis Center, a senior track and field sprinter signed with Southern Methodist University. She is a two- time state champion in the both the 100 meters and 200 meters as a sophomore and junior and led the Jaguars to a team State Championship in 2015. She had the third-fastest time in the nation last year in the 60 meters. 

Former South Mountain sprinter Terra Evans is following in the footsteps of her father all the way to the Olympic Games, not on the track, but in a bobsled. She has made the 2015 Winter Olympics as a member of the USA Bobsled team. Her father, South alumnus and current track coach Dwayne Evans, while still in high school, won a bronze medal in the 200 meter sprint in the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games.