Rosales signs Letter of Intent with Lubbock Christian University
BARBARA ANDERSON | Hesperian-Beacon
Lockney senior Jayda Rosales’ dedication to track since she was in junior high has high paid off with an athletic scholarship.
On April 20 in the Lockney High School gymnasium Rosales signed a national letter of intent for a scholarship with Lubbock Christian University in Lubbock, for their track and field team. She will be extending her athletic career by focusing on the long and triple jump but is also hoping for the opportunity to run for LCU.
Jayda also had offers from Wayland Baptist University, West Texas A&M University, and Hardin Simmons University. Jayda said she decided on LCU because “it is a good school close to home and the coaching staff was very nice,” adding that they made her feel welcomed when she went on my visit—and offered the largest scholarship.
Rosales has always loved track since the first time she ever competed. “I just fell I love, and it’s always been my dream since seventh grade to compete at the college level and now I’m getting the chance to do that.”
Jayda’s fther, Abel Rosales, commented, “We always knew Jayda was faster than girls her age even when she was younger, but especially when she got to the seventh grade and was winning all her events.”
Running and jumping seems to run in the Rosales family. Jayda’s older brothers, Tevin Rosales and Jaden Rosales, both were on LHS track and field teams. Each were State qualifiers, Tevin in 2016 in long jump, and Jaden in 2018 in triple jump. Jaden went to Wayland Baptist University to jump and also played basketball there.
Abel Rosales said, “We’re so proud of Jayda. She’s worked hard to reach her dream of running at the next level.”
Jayda is a well-rounded athlete who also plays basketball and runs cross-country for LHS. In basketball she received All-District Honorable Mention honors her sophomore year, 1st Team All-District her junior year and Academic All-District and All-District Honorable Mention her senior year. The Lockney Lady Horns basketball team made the playoffs all four years of Jayda’s high school career.
Beside athletics, academics are very important to Jayda, who was inducted into the LHS National Honor Society her junior year. She has also been chosen as one of the nominees for 2021 Miss LHS. Her other interests outside of school and athletics are walking her dog, Sophie, and listening to music.
Jayda will major in social work while at LCU.
Her father said it was good for her to have family, basketball and track teammates there to support and applaud her on her signing.