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Athlete signs letter of intent - to be a manager

Maybe it's not as rare as I thought, but I found it interesting when the item came across my desk about Wawasee senior Clarice Shear.

Shear recently signed a letter of intent to Holy Cross College in South Bend.

That itself isn't that unusual, but the fact she was going to be a manager on the women's basketball team for the NAIA Division II school did peak my interest.

According to Wawasee athletic director Mary Hurley, she will indeed receive some scholarship money to be a manager.

Shear has been a manager for Kem Zolman's basketball program for awhile and received the managerial leadership award as a senior.

"Managing basketball gives me the opportunity to help others while also making great friendships," Shear said in a news release.

High School Sports Editor Greg Jones on prep sports.