Cowgirl Volleyball Signs Canadian Prep Star

February 24, 1999

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

University of Wyoming head volleyball coach Susan Judge has announced the signing of a student-athlete to a national letter of intent to attend the University of Wyoming in the fall of 1999.

Aynsley Laluk, 6-0, outside hitter, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada:

A three-year starter at Vincent Massey High School. As a team captain, she helped lead her team to the Brandon City Championship as a junior and senior. She earned Offensive Player of the Year and Female Athlete of the Year honors as a senior. Aynsley was named to the All-Star Team at the University of Manitoba High School Volleyball Tournament, along with being ranked one of the top high school players in Manitoba. She lettered in several other sports including track and field, basketball and badminton. An excellent student, she has been on the honor roll for three years. She was coached in high school by Larry Rodenbush. Aynsley is the daughter of Harvey and Barbara Laluk. Laluk chose Wyoming over several schools including Seton Hall University, Tennessee State and the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

"I am thoroughly pleased to accept Aynsley's commitment to the University of Wyoming," said Judge. "She will bring a fine reputation to our program that is backed up with great volleyball skills. Aynsley has the ability to be a big banger at the net for us, which is a need for our outside hitting position. Her height adds good size to our roster. She also has a strong work ethic and desire to play at a high level. Aynsley is a steal for us. She is relatively unknown outside of Canada and has had a stellar high school career. I think she will surprise our opponents. We have been fortunate to find a few hidden athletes that most programs dont know about. They'll sure find out next year! I am very excited about our recruiting class thus far."