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  • Writer's pictureDan Russoman

HHS seniors announce college destinations

HAMMONTON—Five Hammonton High School seniors announced where they will continue their athletic careers, making their college choices official at a ceremony held on May 30.

Dan Russoman/THG. Julianna Ruhf

Julianna Ruhf, Aaron Mull, Azzir Smith-Bey, Bryce Nicholson and Edward Niedoba all announced their decisions last week.

Ruhf, a cross country and distance runner, will attend Elizabethtown College. A four-year letter winner, Ruhf holds distance records for the Blue Devils and will be remembered as one of the programs best in several events. After missing most of her junior season to a knee injury, Ruhf returned to help lead a strong Hammonton team this spring.

Mull holds several sprint records for Hammonton’s indoor and outdoor track teams and has earned trips to the Meet of Champions in both seasons.

His strong performances this season have helped the Blue Devils be one of the region’s top-ranked teams.

Mull will continue his career at Rowan University this fall.

Smith-Bey was one of the top scorers and rebounder for Hammonton’s boys basketball team. In two seasons for the Blue Devils he helped the team reach the Cape Atlantic League semifinals and a pair of South Jersey Group 3 tournament victories.

One of the top 3-point shooters in the Cape Atlantic League, Smith-Bey will play at Hagerstown (MD) Community College next season.

Nicholson was one of Hammonton’s top rebounders and earned four varsity letters as a member of Hammonton’s basketball team.

An unselfish center, Nicholson was a key part of Hammonton’s success for the last four seasons, helping the Blue Devils post 53 wins.

Nicholson will attend Manor College next year.

Niedoba was a member of Hammonton’s wrestling team where he helped the Blue Devils reach the South Jersey Group 4 finals last season.

He posted a 22-15 record as a senior and will attend Camden County College in the fall.


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