Garcia to transfer to Lehigh | Local

Southern Columbia Area graduate Gaige Garcia announced on social media Tuesday that he will be transferring from Michigan University to Lehigh University to pursue his academic and athletic career.

Garcia entered the transfer portal in May after spending his freshman in Michigan, for which he signed up with a football and wrestling scholarship. The 2020 SCA graduate intends to practice both sports at Lehigh University.

Garcia, who was The News-Item’s Male Athlete of the Year for four consecutive years, wrapped up his high school career as the state’s all-time leader on career-fast touchdowns (138) and total touchdowns (159) while playing 8,232 yards Outwitted 686 (12.0 avg.) During his four-year football career with Southern.

In wrestling, Garcia set a career record of 163-6 and won two state titles in the £ 195 division as a junior and senior. During those two seasons he was 96-0.

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