Cedar Ridge’s Olivia Aitkin signs with Amherst College

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Updated: February 22, 2022

It would be true to say that this is a busy time for Cedar Ridge senior Olivia Aitkin, but the fact of the matter is that its always a busy time for Olivia Aitkin. On Monday night, Aitkin signed with Amherst College to play softball. Aitkin is a rare three-sport athlete for has qualified for regionals in two different sports and has been a member of a conference championship team. This winter, Aitkin teamed with Quinn McCrimmon, Abbbygale Pearce and Sophia Stinnett to set two school records in swimming. The group recorded new marks in the 200 yard freestyle and 400 yard freestyle relay. As a freshman, Aitkin was a member of a Cedar Ridge softball team that shared the Big 8 Conference Championship and won two 3A State Playoff games. Through the first three years on the varsity softball team, Aitkin has a career batting average of .452 with 36 stolen bases. She started playing softball at the age of 12. At Cedar Ridge, Aitkin is also the Founder and President of My School Votes, which is a national organization that helps increase voter turnout among high school students. She is also the co-President of the Unified Red Wolves, a group that aims to help students with disabilities unite with students without disabilities. Aitkin is also a two-time Cedar Ridge Red Wolf of the Week winner.

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