SHS and Don Tyson students to compete at collegiate level

Four Springdale High School student athletes committed to play collegiate sports at a Spring Signing Day event on May 3 in the school’s upper cafeteria.

One Don Tyson School of Innovation student athlete signed a Letter of Intent prior to the Spring Signing Day event.

The following students signed Letters of Intent May 3 at Spring Signing Day to commit to compete at the college level:

Kevin Brumfield

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Kevin Brumfield, 18, of Springdale High School committed to swim for the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

“I am incredibly excited to continue my swimming career at a higher level,” Brumfield said. “I can’t wait for the new experiences, as well as the new skills I’ll learn.”

Brumfield swims the butterfly, breaststroke and the individual medley for the Bulldogs and plans to compete in those same events for the Gamecocks.

He counts winning two events at state for two consecutive years, setting the state record in the 200 individual medley his junior year and then breaking that record by more than a second in his senior year among his high school achievements. Brumfield was a two-time state champion this year in the 100 butterfly and the 200 individual medley.

“Kevin is leaving SHS as the most-decorated swimmer in the school’s history. He will leave with five state championships and two state records. He has also broken five school records,” said Matt Hervey, Springdale High swim and dive coach. “Kevin is a great young man, and it’s been a pleasure to watch him grow up. He will represent SHS with pride as he takes his talents to the University of South Carolina.”

Brumfield said he plans on studying civil engineering in college.

“I love the integration of engineering and design with the thought of the environment mixed in,” he said, adding civil engineers can create a healthier and more attractive environment for any city.

The senior lives in Springdale but was born in Houston, Texas. His parents are Jeffrey and Maria Brumfield.

Brumfield said he’s competed as a swimmer for about 10 years.

“I would like to thank my parents, friends and teachers that all supported me throughout my years of school,” he said.

Madisyn Lindstrom

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Madisyn Lindstrom, 18, of Don Tyson School of Innovation committed to play softball for Central Baptist College in Conway.

I feel very excited and honored to be able to play the sport I love at the college level,” Lindstrom said.

Born and raised in Springdale, the senior said she’s played softball for 10 years.

Lindstrom is a utility player for Springdale High and said she’ll play the same role for Central Baptist.

She was named the 2021 Defensive Player of the Year and received the 4.0 Award for both her sophomore and junior years, Lindstrom said. She had a .289 batting average and a .360 on-base percentage her senior year.

Lindstrom’s parents are Tara and Kevin Lindstrom.

She plans on studying health sciences in college, she said, and would like to become a nurse or a doctor.

“I want to be in the medical field, because I would like to help people and potentially make their lives easier or more enjoyable,” Lindstrom said.

Lindstrom signed her Letter of Intent prior to May 3 and didn’t participate in the Spring Signing Day event.

Bryze Sanchez

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Bryze Sanchez of Springdale High School signed a Letter of Intent to dive for the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

“I’m blessed with the opportunity to be part of this experience, and I am thankful to God and excited for what is next,” she said.

Sanchez has been a competitive diver for about 15 years, she said, and competes in springboard and platform events for Springdale High. She’ll compete in the same areas for the University of Arkansas.

The 18-year-old is a four-time USA Regional finalist, a four-time USA National qualifier and an undefeated state champion, she said.

“Bryze is the most-talented diver to come through this state in a long time. She has a tireless work ethic, and her attention to detail is just as impressive,” said Matt Hervey, Springdale High swim and dive coach. “She is a great teammate, and I am honored to have been her coach. She will be greatly missed in Springdale, but we look forward to watching her continue her career diving for the University of Arkansas.”

Sanchez is the daughter of Leanne and Abel Sanchez and lives in Springdale, she said. The senior was born in Albuquerque, N.M.

She plans to study entrepreneurship in college, she said, and aspires to start her own wellness center and sports complex.

Sanchez thanked her siblings for their support and for standing by her throughout the many moves the family has experienced over the years.

“I would also like to thank Matt Hervey for taking my sister and I under his wing and for supporting our diving,” she said.

Carson Tangness

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Carson Tangness, 18, of Springdale High School committed to play basketball for North Arkansas College in Harrison.

“It’s going to be an amazing experience,” Tangness said.

Tangness lives in Cave Springs and was born in Fayetteville, he said. His parents are Erick and Michele Tangness.

The senor has played basketball for 10 years and is a shooting guard for the Bulldogs, he said. He’ll play the same position for the Pioneers.

“Carson is a hard worker. His commitment he made to his body between his junior and senior year was phenomenal,” said Jeremy Price, Springdale High head boys basketball coach. “The weight room can be the great predictor of whether a high school student athlete really wants to play at the next level or not.”

Tangness went to the state championship, he said, and averaged 7.6 points per game, 4.2 rebounds per game and two assists per game his senior year.

“He contributed so much to our team this past season that didn’t make the headlines. I would consider him our ‘Swiss Army Knife.’ He defended three to four different positions on the floor,” Price said. “Carson could rebound, assist and play point guard, when necessary. His ability to stretch the floor with his shooting was key for us in big moments.”

Tangness said he plans on studying sports management in college.

“I want to own my own business one day or be a sports agent,” he said.

Tevin Tate

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Tevin Tate of Springdale High School signed a Letter of Intent to play basketball for Arkansas State University – Newport.

“I’m excited and ready to go,” Tate said.

Tate, 18, will play as a center for Arkansas State, he said, the same position he plays for Springdale High.

He’s played basketball for 10 years, Tate said, who had back to back all-conference showings and made it to the state finals his senior year.

The senior averaged seven points per game, five rebounds per game and three assists per game, he said.

“Tevin has contributed so much to our program. He is a three-year starter and a two-time all-conference and 6A all-defensive team selection,” said Jeremy Price, Springdale High head boys basketball coach. “He gave us a presence in the paint that a lot of teams don’t have. Offensively, he was a load inside with the ability to draw fouls and score around the basket.”

Tate worked with the coaching staff daily to perfect his footwork and touch around the basket, Price said.

“Tevin’s time as a Bulldog was not wasted. He played a major role in our program’s success as our win total increased each year of his eligibility,” he said. “He will be missed in our hallways and locker room.”

Tate said he’s the son of Chakasha Bibbs and lives in Springdale. He was born in Dallas, Texas.

The student athlete plans on studying business management and aspires to play professional basketball or to own his own business someday, Tate said.

The senior expressed his gratitude for two particular people.

“I’d like to thank my mom and grandma for being there every step of the way,” he said.

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