Cowgirl Basketball Signs Two Student-Athletes

Nov. 10, 2004

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

University of Wyoming Cowgirl head basketball coach Joe Legerski today announced the signing of two student-athletes to national letters of intent to attend the University of Wyoming beginning in the fall of 2005.

"The Wyoming basketball program improved today with the signing of Megan McGuffey and Alysia Kraft," said head women's basketball coach Joe Legerski. "The addition of Alysia and Megan will solidify our perimeter play for years to come. Alysia is a true point guard that understands the game and has the ability to shoot the basketball with the best of them. Megan is a big guard that has a great mid range game. Both Megan and Alysia bring a tremendous amount of competitiveness to the program and have established themselves as winners."

Here are the signees:

Alysia Kraft, 5-6, Guard, Encampment, Wyoming (Encampment HS):

A three-time First Team All-State and All-Conference selection during her career at Encampment High School. Over the past two years, she was named the Three Trails Conference MVP. As a junior, she helped her team to a 22-3 overall record, which led to a regional and a Wyoming 1A state championship. In last year's Wyoming state championship game, she was also selected to the Casper Star Tribune All-Tournament Team and the Amax Coal Player of the Game. During her sophomore campaign, the team went 16-9 overall and finished by winning the Class 1A state consolation title. Currently coached by her father Dan Kraft. Also lettered in volleyball during high school where she earned All-Conference and All-State honors. She also helped her team to a Regional Championship and the state runner-up spot. An excellent student, she is a member of the National Honor Society along with being involved with student council. She is currently the Student Body President. Kraft chose Wyoming over several schools. Alysia is one of two daughters of Dan and Pam Kraft.

Megan McGuffey, 5-11, Guard, Cheyenne, Wyoming (East HS):

A two-time All-Conference and All-State selection at East High School. As a junior, she was named the SWAC Player of the Year, while leading her team to a regional championship and the state runner-up spot last season. During her sophomore campaign, the team won the SWAC conference and regional championship. Coached in high school by Jerry Schlabs. A four-year letterwinner in basketball, she is also a four-time letterwinner in volleyball. She has been a three-time All-Conference selection and earned All-State honors twice in the sport. Also led her team to the Regional Tournament Championship and the State Championship for the past two years. They also won the SWAC conference championship the last three seasons in a row. An excellent student, she is a member of the National Honor Society and has been on the honor roll the past three years. She selected Wyoming over several schools. Megan is the daughter of Martin and Janelle McGuffey.