Austin's Hovland signs NLI with St. Cloud State

Jordyn Reed
Created: November 12, 2020 02:21 PM

(ABC 6 News) - High school ahtletes across the country signed their National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, but putting pen to paper earlier in the week was Austin's three-sport athlete, Teyghan Hovland.

On Monday, in not-so-typical fashion, Hovland signed his letter to continue his academic and baseball career at St. Cloud State University.

"It was definitely a different feeling because I went to Both's [Gach] a couple years ago when he committed to Utah, and everyone was there, it was crazy," Hovland said. "I was like, 'oh maybe that's what mine is going to be like,' but it was a lot different. It was definitely nice to see the friends and family that did show up so I'm just thankful and grateful for that."

This past spring, high school athletics were thrown a curveball because of the pandemic and Hovland was among the athletes who got the brunt of it. The Packers' postseason basketball run was derailed and there were no spring sports. So, coming into this year, Hovland has a lot of unfinished business and goals to attend to. Such as playing for his friends who didn't get their senior season, plus, "I just want to show that I'm a D-II caliber player. Like I didn't sign the paper for nothing. So I want to get out there, show why I'm supposed to go up there, what the coaches saw and all that stuff and prove to other players that's what's happening."

Hovland said he is looking forward to meeting his teammates and roommates, but the one thing he is most excited for is seeing the Huskies play some hockey.

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