Two Bellefonte Area High School student athletes signed their letters of intent the afternoon of Nov. 21 committing to play a sport in college. They are seniors CJ Funk and Mal Smith. Funk committed to play Division I baseball at the University of Pittsburgh. Smith committed to play Division III soccer at Penn State-Altoona. Funk is also a varsity letter winner in football. Smith is a three-sport varsity letter winner in basketball, soccer and softball.
Funk is a two-time Mountain League All-star outfielder, led the state in 2018 in homeruns, was a Team Pennsylvania representative, and was part of a two-time district-championship-winning baseball team. Smith is a two-time Mountain League MVP and holds girls' soccer records in career goals scored with 116, assists with 32, season high number of goals with 33, season high number of assists with 13, most goals in a game with six and 19 hattricks.