February’s traditional National Signing Day provided more than the usual Red & White salute for acclaimed St. Thomas scholar-athletes seizing the chance to continue their careers at the university level.

Amid the coast-to-coast carnival capping the wild world of frenzied football recruiting that long ago reached peak absurdity came the engrossing journeys of exemplary St. Thomas scholar-athletes extending their careers to the collegiate level.

Donte Lewis – Kansas St. baseball #KStateBSB
Johann Cardenas – Vanderbilt football #AnchorDown
Larry Benton III – Vanderbilt football #AnchorDown
Tyler Day – Rice football #IntellectualBrutality

Luke Edgecomb – N. Arizona football #RaiseTheFlag
Michael Anthony Okwura – Cal football #GoBears
Aron Valentine – Angelo State football #WinTheDay
Blaize Covington – UT Permian Basin football

Jacob Husband – Trinity football #BeTheStandard
Jayden DeShautelle – Coastal Bend JC baseball #DefendtheBend
Aaron Blackman – Dallas Baptist t&f #Champions4Christ

The St. Thomas campus community celebrates the talented and the tenacious, their ambitions and commitments to compete. There is no mistaking the breadth of the stage and there is no exaggerating the worth of the moments.  Elite competitive achievement on the fields, the track, and in the academic arena.

It’s challenging Eagle scholar-athletes to develop and embrace the finest version of themselves. And ultimately become the most loving fathers and husbands, the most compassionate citizens, the most selfless leaders, and the most devout spiritual models, all representing the best that St. Thomas may offer.

Circles of influence. Equipped with tools for life.


All 11 Eagles navigated less than certain paths, conquering odds and obstacles without allowing frustrations, ill-timed circumstances, and self-doubt to douse their determination or deter them from fateful destinies.


Eagle Fight Never Dies!