LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming Cowgirl golf program announced the signing of two student-athletes to the class of 2016-17 on Wednesday. Cowgirl head coach Josey Stender welcomes Erin Sargent and Caitlyn Skavdahl.
“I’m very excited to add another talented recruiting class in Erin and Caitlyn,” Stender said. “Their accolades represent their tremendous work ethic in the classroom and on the golf course. Both young ladies represent what I look for in athleticism, attitude and academics which will help bolster the young, competitive group we have now.”
Erin Sargent, Longmont, Colo., Silver Creek High School
Erin Sargent will join the Cowgirls as a four-year letterwinner at Silver Creek High School in Longmont, Colo. She will finish her senior season this spring and a successful prep career under head coach Meredith Nelson. Sargent placed third at the 4A State Championship as a junior and sixth place at the 5A State Championship as a sophomore. She qualified for the U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur in 2014, the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship in 2015 and represented Colorado as one of the top four junior amateurs in the 2015 Girls Junior America’s Cup. She was all-conference her freshmen, sophomore, and junior seasons, in addition to earning academic all-state as a junior.
She excels in the classroom as a member of the National Honor Society. She is also the current activity leadership council president. She is the daughter of Randy and Brenda Sargent and has one older brother, Erik.
“Erin has a great short game and sense of awareness on the golf course both have helped her vault to one of the top players in Colorado,” Stender mentioned. “She also has experienced the highest level of national amateur golf which will help her greatly with the transition into the collegiate game.”
Caitlyn Skavdahl, Casper, Wyo., Natrona County High School
A native of Casper, Wyo., Skavdahl will join the Cowgirls after an excellent prep career under high school coach Tim Fauss. She was a four-time all-state selection and named team captain her senior season. Skavdahl was also the 4A individual state champion during her junior and senior seasons. She led her team to two high school state championships and was twice a member of the Wyoming Girls’ Junior Americas Cup team. Skavdahl was named the 2015 Lew Lepore Player of the Year, as well as the Casper Star Tribune Golfer of the Year in 2014 and represented the state of Wyoming in the 2015 USGA State Team Championship.
She also excels in the classroom as a member of the National Honor Society and Honor Roll and was also a student council representative. Skavdahl is the daughter of the Honorable Scott Skavdahl, U.S. District Court Judge from Casper and his wife Cidne. Her father was also a member of the Cowboy football team.
“Caitlyn is a strong ball striker and has a very mature, positive demeanor on the course,” Stender added. “She has really come on strong this past year and had a lot of success representing our state.”