Van Alstyne’s multi-event track standout Sadie Ingram had one overriding factor when selecting her future academic and athletic college home — it had to be in Texas.

“I had some other schools contact me about running, however, I really wanted to stay somewhat close to home so none of them were an option for me,” Ingram said.

Her search led her to Concordia-Texas in Austin, and she was happy to be offered by the school.

“I have not had the chance yet to meet any of my future teammates, but I have been following their progress on social media and can’t wait to become a part of that group,” Ingram said.

She plans to pursue a degree in kinesiology with a focus on pre-physical therapy.

Ingram has been a five-event performer for the Lady Panthers during her four-year varsity career, specializing in both hurdle races and both the long and triple jumps.

This past season she was able to compete with her sister, freshman Sydney Ingram, and that brought some lasting memories.

“I think my favorite moment this year with her would be during one of our 300-meter hurdle races, when in the middle of the race we encouraged each other to run faster,” Ingram said.

In addition to track, Ingram has participated in volleyball and basketball. She was also a member of the cheer team.

In basketball she was on the academic team in her sophomore and junior seasons.

In volleyball Ingram was an honorable mention pick in her junior year and in her senior year; All-Texomaland honorable mention, first team all-district, and an all-district academic pick

In 2015 and 16 Ingram was the Most Valuable Player on the track team and a regional qualifier for all four years.

Concordia-Texas is an NCAA Division III school which competes in the American Southwest Conference.

Teams such as McMuray, Mary-Hardin Baylor in Belton, Hardin-Simmons and Sul Ross also are members of the ASC.