Stafford High senior Talya Monroe signed with Texas Southern University where she’ll compete on the volleyball team, and senior Kenneth “KJ” Bodwin signed with Texas A&M-Kingsville where he’ll compete in track and field.
Monroe signed with Division I TSU, becoming the fourth SHS volleyball player in three years to sign with an NCAA Division I volleyball program.
Monroe completed a stellar four-year varsity career at Stafford with a senior season that included 168 kills (a .321 kill percentage) and 62 blocks. She also finished with 89 digs and 245 serve receives.
Bodwin signed with A&M-Kingsville, an NCAA Division II school in South Texas. A four-year varsity track athlete for the Spartans, Bodwin qualified for the state track and field meet in the 300 high hurdles (he was the regional champion/district champion), the long jump (district champion) and as a member of the 4×400-meter relay team.
He narrowly missed qualifying for state in the high jump (he was the district champion) and triple jump.