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Ellie Grooters signs her National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, Feb. 3, to attend The University of Nebraska.  She was joined at West Fargo High School by members of the Packers Track staff.  From left to right are Jim Jonas, Randy Holzkamm, Darrin Boehm, Darin McKinnon.
Ellie Grooters signs her National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, Feb. 3, to attend The University of Nebraska. She was joined at West Fargo High School by members of the Packers Track staff. From left to right are Jim Jonas, Randy Holzkamm, Darrin Boehm, Darin McKinnon.

Track: Grooters signs with Nebraska

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It's official: West Fargo track phenom Ellie Grooters is heading to Nebraska.

Grooters signed her National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, Feb. 3, to attend the University of Nebraska. She made a verbal commitment with the Huskers on Dec. 17.

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Grooters is one of the Packers most decorated female athletes, having been named to the All-EDC team each year since 2005 and the All-State team the past three years. Besides possessing the 100- and 300-meter hurdle titles since 2007, she also took title on the 400 and 800 relay teams as a freshman and the 3,200 relay as a junior.

Before deciding on Nebraska, Grooters also had looked at Minnesota, North Dakota State and Wisconsin. She plans to pursue a degree in pre-pharmacy at Nebraska, which is a Division I school in the Big 12 conference.

Grooters is the daughter of Robin, and Greg Grooters, West Fargo.

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