Campbellsville High School senior Natalie Caldwell will continue her academic and track career at Campbellsville University.
She recently signed her letter of intent in a special ceremony with friends, family members, coaches and teachers.
CHS Principal Weston Jones said the day is an exciting one for Caldwell.
“We always like to see our students go on and chase their dreams,” he said.
Caldwell competes in the discus for the CHS track team, and will do so at CU.
“You’re getting a fine young lady,” Jones said. “Always with a smile on her face. Keeps up laughing, and keeps us on our toes.”
Jones said he is excited to see what Caldwell will do at CU, but there is some unfinished business at CHS first in her senior track season.
CHS track coach Katie Wilkerson said she is very happy for Caldwell.
“She has improved immensely since she began with the shot and disc,” Wilkerson said. “And I’m looking forward to this spring season and watching her really excel and do great things.”
Wilkerson said CU is getting a great student, but also a great person.
“It’s a great fit for your program,” she said.
CHS track coach Steve Doss said Caldwell is the most unassuming athlete a person will ever meet.
Doss said he has coached Caldwell in swimming longer than in track, but he knows she will work hard to transition from swim this winter to track in the spring.
“She’ll work hard,” he said. “I just expect her to do even better.”
Doss said he is proud of the young lady and student Caldwell has become.
“We’re two-part people here,” he said. “She’s got both.”
Caldwell said she thanks her family members and friends, and CU for giving her a great opportunity.
“To get my education and do something that I’m passionate about,” she said.
Caldwell is the daughter of Delisa and Evan Porter.