"It felt like home" — that is what Gracyn Coleman said was a major reason that she committed to continue her academic and athletic career at Texas A&M University.

Coleman, a 2022 Hanford West graduate, announced on her social media pages that she had decided to decommit from Arizona State University and instead play for the Aggies softball team.

“I chose to go to Texas A&M because college station reminds me so much of Hanford. The way the community comes together for not only the college itself but for all the sport programs. The traditions the college has is amazing,” Coleman said. “The history behind Texas A&M is what makes it so special. When I had went on my visit, I had fallen in love immediately, it felt like home. The main reason I had chosen to go to Texas A&M is because I wanted to follow the amazing coaching staff that was at ASU.”


Parker Bowman is a lifestyles reporter and editor for the Hanford Sentinel. He can be reached by email at PBowman@HanfordSentinel.com, or by calling his office phone at 559-583-2432.

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