Beaumont High wrestler Malina Nelson has signed a National Letter of Intent with Missouri Baptist University, where she will start in Fall 2012, her school announced Monday.
In March, Nelson placed 6th in the 112-lb. division at the in Oklahoma City, following a 7th-place finish in the CIF-State championships, Cougars Athletic Director Martin DuSold said.
Nelson is the second female wrestler in Beaumont history to place at nationals and receive All-American recognition, DuSold said. She also took the championship in her weight class at three tournaments this season.