"We proved that we can go to college and balance our academics and practice and games," Ty said. "It's tough, but by us leading by example, it's going to help a lot of younger generations. There's already a lot more Natives committed to places."
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Houwen, a stay-at-home mom with two boys - Reis, 3, and Ty, 18 months - said the playgroup was an opportunity to get out of the house and meet other mothers.
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