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By Kaylee M. King

DONALDSON, IN – Marian High School senior, Jair Rodgers, recently signed his National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Letter of Intent to play basketball at Ancilla College.

Rodgers, a 5’10” point guard for Marian, is a two year varsity letter recipient. He was named NIC MVP, NIC First Team, and All-State Honorable Mention. He was a part of the Sectional Championship team and was named to the IBCA Top 60.

“I chose Ancilla because it is close to home and it will give me two years to improve on my basketball skills at the college level,” remarked Rodgers.

“We are very happy to welcome Jair into our basketball family,” commented Aaron Butcher, head coach for Ancilla. “He is a quick guard who can really score, but also gets his teammates involved. He also plays with a great amount of poise. Wining MVP of the prestigious NIC speaks to the type of player he his is now. He has a very high ceiling and we can’t wait to get to work with him.”

Jair is the son of Lakisha Rodgers and Vernon Ward. While attending Ancilla, Jair plans to study Sports Management.

Ancilla College (, part of The Center at Donaldson, offers 25 associate degrees, eight one-year certificates and 20 athletic programs. Since 1937, the college has been a sponsored ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. It is a small, private, liberal arts school located two miles south of U.S. 30 on Union Road near Plymouth, Indiana


Ancilla College is a liberal arts institution of higher learning sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and is part of The Center at Donaldson. The college’s religious tradition is Roman Catholic; its climate, ecumenical. In a caring environment, Ancilla serves a diverse population, as we transform and empower students to achieve high academic goals, lifelong learning, successful careers and values-centered lives.


Ancilla College, founded in 1937, is a private, Catholic, not-for-profit, two-year college offering over two dozen associate degree programs. Students from 12 states and 15 countries live and learn at Ancilla.

P.O. Box 1, 9601 Union Road, Donaldson, IN, 46513.

Call toll-free: 1.866.ANCILLA (866) 262-4552 or (574) 936-8898.


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