Nov. 14, 2006
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming Director of Men's and Women's Golf Joe Jensen announced today that three student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to play golf for the Cowboys beginning in the 2007-08 season. Gabe Maier of Cody, Wyo., Michael May from Big Piney, Wyo., and Zach Zaremba from Pueblo West, Colo. will join the UW squad next fall.
"This has been a successful recruiting year because we signed the players that we had wanted all along," said Jensen. "All of these guys have played nationally and have good exposure to a high level of competition. These are hard working, solid players that are the right mold for our program. They were getting recruited by other Mountain West Conference schools, but all want to be here, and it will be exciting to watch these kids get better along side the team that we already have. Each one has their best golf ahead of them and I'm very proud to have them all."
Gabe Maier is a 5' 10" product of Cody, Wyo. As a senior this fall he placed third at the Wyoming 4A State Championship. Gabe also placed third at the state tournament as a junior. Maier is a three-time All-Conference and All-State selection, as well as his high school team's MVP for three years. He has played well nationally of late, earning the distinction of Pepsi Junior Series Player of the Year in the Rocky Mountain Region this past summer. Gabe was a Junior America's Cup team member this year and played in the Westfield Junior PGA Championships. In 2005 he made the cut at the Canadian National Junior Championship, the only 16-18 year old American to do so. His mother is Coletta Maier and he is the youngest of three children.
Michael May hails from Big Piney, Wyo. The 6' 0" senior played high school golf for class 4A Rock Springs and was named All-Conference for all four years. His junior and senior seasons, Michael was runner-up at the Wyoming State Championship, only one stroke off of the title in 2006 and two strokes back in 2005. Both years, May earned All-State accolades. He represented the state of Wyoming on the Junior America's Cup team in 2004 and 2005. A multi-sport athlete, he also earned high school letters in basketball and football. May chose Wyoming over Utah, Utah State and Northern Colorado. Michael is the son of Troy and Wendy May and has one older sister, Reannon.
Zach Zaremba, 6' 1", is the current Colorado 4A state champion as a senior from Pueblo West High School in Pueblo. He shot 73, 65 at the state tournament and took medalist honors by three strokes. This year on the road to his state title, Zach also won Regional and Conference championships, as well as All-State recognition. He led his team to Regional and Conference championships, and a second place finish at the state tournament. In 2005, Zaremba placed ninth individually at state. He is an excellent student who ranks in the top 20 of his class and has been named three times to the Academic All-State First Team. This past summer he placed first with a round of 70 at a CGA Pub Links event. His state championship earned Zaremba attention from several other schools, but he chose to attend Wyoming over Colorado State and Liberty University. Zach is the only child of Mike and Susan Zaremba.