University of Houston-Victoria softball coach Lindsey Ortiz today announced the signing of Ganado's Cheyenne Galindo as a member of the 2018 UHV softball team.


Galindo becomes Ortiz's fifth signee for the 2018 class.


A multi-sports star for the Ganado Maidens, Galindo has been a three-year starter in softball and earned Texas Sports Writers' Association all-state honorable mention honors as a pitcher in 2015. She was also named the Victoria Advocate's all-area team after compiling a .416 batting average with 23 RBI, seven doubles, a triple and a home run. In the circle, she tossed 162 innings with a 3.50 ERA and 135 strikeouts while helping lead the Maidens to the regional quarterfinals.


She earned all-district second team honors as a freshman and first-teams honors the past two years.


Galindo has also excelled in volleyball, basketball and track for the Maidens.


She has started for the Maidens volleyball team all four years and was named all-district first team this past season, as well as to the 2016 Advocate all-area team and honorable mention all-state on the TSWA Class 2A team. She has also received all-district second team recognition as a freshman and sophomore and was honorable mention all-district her junior year.


She has played basketball and started all four years and has earned all-district second team honors the past three years.


She ran track her freshmen-junior years and was a regional qualifier in cross country her junior year.


She has also been a member of the Ganado band for the past four years earning awards in UIL marching contests, including regional and state marching contests. She is also a member of the Spanish Club, FCA, TAFE and FCLA at Ganado High School.


"I love the small town atmosphere of the UHV campus," Galindo said in signing with the Jaguars. "I feel like UHV has a great athletic program and I really like the coaches."


Galindo joins Canyon Lake's Carley Dubois, Friendswood's Ashley Adkins, Harlingen's Ashley Reyna and Corpus Christi's Lisa Sosa as members of the 2018 UHV signing class for Ortiz.