April 28, 2009
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming women's head coach Josey Stender has announced the signing of Taylor Smalley to a National Letter of Intent to join the Cowgirl golf team in the 2009-10 season.
Smalley comes to Wyoming from Pierre, S.D., and T.F. Riggs High School where she is a two-sport athlete. Smalley lettered once in volleyball, and all four years in golf.
"We are very excited to welcome Taylor to Wyoming," Stender said. "She doesn't have a lot of national exposure but she is a very good regional talent which is what we've have had success with in the past."
During her golf career she became the only T.F Riggs Lady Governor to have won the Conference Championship and the first ever student-athlete to become the State AA Champion for her high school. No male or female has ever accomplished the State AA Champion honor. Both of these achievements occurred during Smalley's junior year.
Smalley also earned the South Dakota Golf Association Junior Female Golfer of the Year for 2008, along with winning the South Dakota Golf Association Junior Championship with her opening round 69 that broke the women's course record.
"Smalley will be a great addition to our team as she is a student of the game and very coachable," finished Stender.