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Eckerman chooses Longhorns

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Waterloo East standout hitter Haley Eckerman verbally committed to the Texas Longhorns on Monday.  Eckerman chose Texas out of a top 3 that included Northern Iowa and Nebraska.

Eckerman, a junior on the East High squad, is a 3 time all state selection, and played on the U.S. National Youth Squad this summer at a tournament in Thailand.  She says the potential for long term success is what drew her to the Longhorns.

"Texas has 4 of the girls I played with on the USA team going there so they've got a really good group of high recruits," says Eckerman.

Texas is currently the second ranked team in the country and opens the NCAA tournament later this week against Texas State.

Online reporter Mark Woodley

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