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Boro’s Jarod Brzyski commits to GCUNational Letter of Intent Logo

The signing of a National Letter of Intent with one of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s 650 Division I and II schools is among a high school student-athlete’s top achievements. It is the culminating event of an elite student-athlete’s high school athletic career, wrought from years of hard work and dedication to their team sport.

The National Letter of Intent initial Signing Day is held each February for athletes who compete in the sports football, soccer, and men’s water polo. For other sports, the signing period begins in the spring and extends through the summer, during which time, approximately 36,000 student-athletes will take the final step in the college recruiting process and commit to one of the participating NCAA Division I & II colleges and universities.

Just days after the April 11 opening of the track and field signing period, Point Pleasant Borough High School senior Jarod Brzyski became the second member of the high school’s Class of 2018 to sign a National Letter of Intent, as well as the second to commit to Georgian Court University after Rachel Pausz signed with the school for cross country earlier this year. Jarod signed with GCU’s track and field team.

“The coach from Georgian Court reached out to me in early winter and I knew pretty much right away that was where I wanted to go,” Jarod said citing the school’s proximity to home, overall academic and athletic programs and his scholarship offer as the deciding factors for selecting Georgian Court.

Jarod Brzski signs National Letter of Intent“Georgian Court provided a good opportunity to continue my academic and athletic career,” he said.

Something winter and spring track coach Mike Colonna is looking forward to witnessing, he said, “Jarod is an excellent student with a tremendous work ethic and he’s demonstrated incredible growth, which has put him in a position to run at the next level.

“He deserves this opportunity, and I for one cannot wait to see what he accomplishes,” Coach Colonna said.

Coach Colonna was among the group that joined Jarod as he signed the document that would officially make him a Georgian Court Lion. Also in attendance was Jarod’s twin brother Jake, parents Julie and John Brzyski, Coach Kevin Conheeney, Athletic Director Chris Ferrone, Principal Kurt Karcich, and Superintendent of Schools Vincent S. Smith. Jarod and the proud group of onlookers convened in Point Pleasant Borough High School’s athletic office on April 14 to bear witness as Jarod took the ceremonial final step in the college recruitment process to sign with the Division II school.

“The school just has a great feel,” dad John Brzyski said of Georgian Court. “Plus, the campus is just beautiful.”

Mom Julie Brzyski said, “The close knit and supportive atmosphere of the track team reminded me of the boys’ experience here in Point Pleasant. Everyone was so welcoming.

“He’s worked so hard and I’m just thrilled that he gets to continue running,” she added.Jarod Brzyski signs National Letter of Intent

One need only review Jarod’s transcript for evidence of his outstanding work ethic. In addition to track, Jarod has also been a member of the Panthers’ Soccer Team throughout his four years in high school, competing at the varsity level as both a Junior and Senior. And he’s balanced his busy soccer and track regimen of practice, playing and training as well as almost daily workouts with a grade point average well into the 90’s in an academic schedule filled with Honors classes and participation in the National Honor Society. This work ethic will serve Jarod well when he heads to Georgian Court in August, where he plans to major in Graphic Design. He’ll also continue his intensive training regimen to prepare him for life as a collegiate athlete.

“It’s going to be hard to imagine the Panthers Track Teams without the Brzyski brothers,” said Athletic Director Chris Ferrone. “Both Jarod and his brother Jake are hard-working athletes who have distinguished themselves together and individually through their dedication to running.

“I’m very proud that Jarod has been further distinguished through his receipt of a National Letter of Intent,” he said. “He’s worked hard and earned the opportunity to compete at the college level.”

Superintendent of Schools Vincent S. Smith also reflected on Jarod’s Letter of Intent signing, saying, “There is no greater testament to our district’s academic and co-curricular programs than the achievement of our students. And there is no greater achievement for our student-athletes than the signing of a National Letter of Intent.

“Jarod Brzyski’s National Letter of Intent signing demonstrates the integral role sports can play in a student’s life as well as the level of achievement that’s possible when you combine passion, dedication and hard work,” he said. “I look forward to following his continued success throughout his college career.”

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