Josie Wood of Columbus High School signed an NCAA National Letter of Intent to play soccer next season at the University of Minnesota.

Wood, from Columbus, Ga., is the daughter of former Brainerd High School graduates Missy McCollough and Trevor Wood.

“Josie is another athletic player who will compete for time either in our forward group or as an outside back,” U of M head coach Stefanie Golan said. “She has the athletic ability to compete in either of those positions and she is someone that will bring a solid attacking presence in either of those roles. She loves the ball at her feet and taking players on and she has the quickness to lose defenders and draw the next. Josie is a player who will help us create more opportunities to score goals and we are excited to bring her up north this fall.”

Wood’s grandfathers both still call Brainerd home. They are Dave Wood and Terry McCollough.