Ridgewood’s Tingle signs with West Liberty

| November 16, 2016


WEST LAFAYETTE – Audrey Tingle is looking forward to her senior basketball season at Ridgewood High School, but is also excited to know she will have more days on the court after she graduates this spring.

Tingle signed her letter of intent to play basketball at West Liberty University on Nov. 11.

“I’m very relieved to have made a decision,” she said. “I was looking forward to doing this before the season started so I could concentrate on the sport I love without the stress of having to decide on a school.”

Tingle also thought about attending Charleston and Wheeling Jesuit, but in the end West Liberty’s campus and basketball program won her over.

“The first time I visited the campus I thought it was pretty and felt like home,” she said. “They have a great basketball program. I liked the staff and the team seemed like family.”

The West Liberty Hilltoppers were 29-5 last year and 20-2 in the Mountain East Conference.

“I play point guard and they don’t really have one right now so I’m going to work hard and contribute as much as I can,” Tingle said.

She has dreamed of playing basketball in college since she was a little girl.

“I like the pace of the game,” Tingle said. “There is no time to dwell on mistakes because it’s ongoing. I just love it.”

She thanks her family, friends and coaches for their support and help in getting her to the point where she can take her game to the next level.

“I wouldn’t be here without them,” Tingle said.

She plans to major in speech pathology at West Liberty, but until then she has one last season with the Ridgewood Generals to focus on.

“We made it to the regional finals last year so it’s our goal to make it there again and go farther,” Tingle said. “I think we will do well again because we work well as a team.”

Audrey is the daughter of Jay and Jana Tingle.

“They were excited for me to sign (with West Liberty) and I know they are proud of me,” Audrey said.

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