Kaiser High Student-Athletes Commit to College on National Signing Day
FONTANA, CA – Cheered on by teachers, friends and family, three Henry J. Kaiser High School student-athletes declared their intent to attend college during a National Signing Day ceremony on Feb. 6.
Standout running back Christian Hunter will play football and pursue a degree in graphic design at Colorado State University. Hunter maintained a 3.79 GPA, became the nation’s leading prep rusher in 2018-19 and led Kaiser’s team to the CIF state championship game in December. After college, he plans to pursue a career as a multimedia artist.
Catcher Darlene Gutierrez will study business administration and play softball at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Gutierrez, who also played volleyball and holds a 3.7 GPA, hopes to become CEO of a bioengineering company.
“I’m proud to be a Kaiser Cat because of the amazing staff, teachers and students that are here,” Gutierrez said. “They push us to be the best students and athletes we can be, and I’m grateful to all of them for making me who I am today.”
Shortstop Natalia Cerpa will play softball at the University of St. Katherine in San Marcos, where she is considering studying criminal justice. As a Kaiser Cat, Cerpa has maintained a 3.6 GPA while also playing volleyball and soccer.
Cerpa and Gutierrez also became the 59th and 60th Kaiser High students recruited to play college softball since the school opened in 1998.