Megan Trammel is another one Grove’s student athletes to receive a scholarship this year having just signed with Missouri Southern State University.
Trammel signed her letter of intent on Wednesday, April 11 surrounded by friends, family and her coaches.
She will be attending on an athletics scholarship for pole vaulting looking to compete at the collegiate level.
Trammel has quite the record for pole vaulting having won the state championship the last three years and looking to win a fourth year.
This would give Trammel the unique honor of being the first female Oklahoma athlete to win a state championship all four years of high school ensuring her name goes in the history books.
Trammel puts in a lot of work to succeed at her chosen sport both in an outside of school.
“You can’t just flip a switch and decide to be good one day you have to put the work in, and she does,” said track and field coach Warren Brumley.
Her hard work shows as she has broken the school pole vault record three times since starting her freshman year.
She originally set a new record as a freshman then a few weeks ago broke her own record with an 11ft 7in vault and just this week at a meet in Miami, once again set a new record of 11ft 9in.
She also attempted a 12ft vault but just caught the pole which seemed to settle then came jarred loose but hopes to reach that mark soon.
Trammel sought out MSSU because in her words, “they presented a lot of opportunities, their honors program is good, and they have a 100 percent acceptance rate to post grad.”
She is planning on majoring in Biology and Pre-Med with a long-term desire to attend medical school to become a Dermatologist.
Expecting to graduate with a 4.0 and having scored a 29 on her ACT there are many academic options for the senior.
“She is a stand up girl and there are many things she is good at,” said softball coach Jeremy Collins.
“Competition is what I’m looking forward to the most,” said Trammel. “MSSU offers better facilities and they have a good program.”
“I’m super excited for her, she will be close to home and we are familiar with the schools she will compete against,” said Trammel’s mother Gara. “She has worked hard for six years and we are very proud of her.”