ABILENE, Texas -

In front of an excited crowd at Abilene High School, a trio of lady Eagle athletes made it official, signing to play sports for Hardin-Simmons University.

Victoria Cortes signed to run cross country for HSU, while Lauren Williams & Christy Rodriguez both signed to play softball.

"It feels good to be my choice.... It feels good," Rodriguez said.

Cortes understands and expects a difference when she reaches the college level.

"I'm excited about running there. It's going to be a different experience from high school to college, so. I hope I do well," Cortes said.