Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois

Moving On

Ekx marks her spot

Kara Ekx

After a sparkling freshman season for Rock Valley College, Judson University has seen enough of Kara Ekx. Ekx will forgo her sophomore season at RVC and has committed to Judson University to finish her college career and education.

As a freshman, Ekx led NJCAA Division III in home runs (12) and ranked second in RBIs (75) while posting a .516 average with 13 doubles and 55 runs scored. The RVC third baseman from McHenry High School was also an NJCAA All-American, a first team all-conference (N4C) selection, and an all-region (NJCAA Region IV) selection. She was also twice named NJCAA Division III Player of the Week this season.  


Two Golden Eagles Commit to Four-year Schools

RVC softball players MJ Patten and Laura Van Wy have committed to continue their education and athletic pursuits at four-year schools.

Patten, a sophomore outfielder from Christian Life High School, will attend the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She led the Golden Eagles in batting average (.565), hits (70), and stolen bases (16) this past season, and was named first team all-conference for the N4C (North Central Community College Conference) and all-region for NJCAA Region IV.

Van Wy, a sophomore outfielder from Boylan High School, will be heading to Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was named second team all-conference after batting .308 on the season. 

MJ-Patten      Laura-Van-Wy

MJ Patten                           Laura Van Wy


Thurow signs with Judson

Taylor Neuschwander-Thurow has signed a letter of intent to play softball and continue her education at Judson University. Thurow (Harlem High School) is batting .410 through 27 games this spring with three home runs, 29 runs driven in, and 28 runs scored as the Golden Eagles' sophomore short stop. RVC is currently ranked in the top 10 for NJCAA Division III.

Taylor Neuschwander-Thurow signs her letter of intent to play for Judson University.