ABILENE - ACU head track and field coach Keith Barnier announced Tuesday that he has signed former Abilene High School standout Madeline Jordan to a binding national letter-of-intent for the 2013-14 school year.
Jordan, who earned six letters in cross country and track and field and two more in volleyball, was named the winner of the Bev Ball Award earlier this year as the top female athlete of the y ear at Abilene High.
As a senior, Jordan ran a leg on the Lady Eagles' 1,600-meter relay, which placed fourth at the District 2-5A meet, but because of her hamstring injury she did not place in either the 800 or 1,600. She finished the year ranked third among area runners in the 1,600 (5 minutes, 21.13 seconds) and fourth in the 800 (2:22.72).
As a junior, Jordan placed 48th at the Region I-5A cross country meet (12:23.94) and was fifth in the 800 at the district track meet (2:30.22).
Jordan's participation in cross country was limited in high school because she also was the starting libero for the Abilene High volleyball team. She was a second-team all-district honoree her senior year. In college, Jordan will be focused on running.
"We are very excited to add Madeline to our team," Barnier said. "Madeline is extremely athletic and will run cross country as well as adding depth to our middle distance program."