Next year, Ryan Rijo will be continuing his academic and baseball career at Abiliene Christian University in Abiliene, TX. This past year, Ryan was a huge offensive standout for the Thunderbirds compiling a .374 batting average, 14 homeruns, 79 runs batted in, and 26 doubles (ranked 1st in NJCAA). Ryan was an All-Conference selection and selected to the West Region 5 All-Star Team this Fall. Ryan Rijo is also excelling in the classroom with a 3.1 GPA. Before Ryan's journey came to New Mexico Junior College, he was a standout at St. Joseph's Catholic High School in Toronto, Ontario. Ryan also played his travel baseball with the Ontario Blue Jays ran by Mike Steed.
Next year, Chris Jefferson will be continuing his academic and baseball career at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. This past year, Chris Came out of the bullpen for the Thunderbirds compiling a 2-2 record, 3.32 earned run average, and 18 strikeouts in 19.1 innings. Chris was selected to the West Region 5 All-Star Team this Fall. Prior to Chris' journey to New Mexico Junior College, he was a standout at Dawson High School in Pearland, Texas. Chris played his travel ball with Houston Select ran by Micah McAdams.