Cowgirl Volleyball Program Concludes Recruiting Class

May 23, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

University of Wyoming head volleyballcoach Susan Judge announced the remainder of her 2000 recruiting classwith the signing of two student-athletes to national letters of intentto attend the University of Wyoming in the fall. Here are the signees:

Katie Jarman, 5-9, OH/DS, Provo, Utah:

A two-year letterwinner at ProvoHigh School in Provo, Utah. As the team captain for two years, shehelped lead her team to the regional and 4A state championship, and a19-0 undefeated season. Jarman also was an All-Region and All-Stateselection as a senior. She also earned letters in basketball and track.She was coached in high school by Wendy Bills. An excellent student, sheis a member of the National Honor Society. Katie is the daughter Markand Sylvia Jarman. She chose Wyoming over several schools.

"Katie is a player who could have an immediate impact on our program,"Judge said. "She is more of a finesse hitter, and offensively will relyon making smart shots. I'm most excited about her ability to pass andplay defense. Defense is an area that we need more depth, and she canprovide that stability for us. She is an outgoing player, and will add aspark to the personality of the team. Along with being a great additionto our program, we're just excited that she's coming to the Universityof Wyoming."

Michele Rauter, 5-10, OH, Vancouver, British Columbia:

A five-yearletterwinner in volleyball at Argyle Secondary in North Vancouver, B.C.Rauter earned All-Conference and All-Regional honors twice. In 1998, shehelped lead her team to a conference championships and a fifth placefinish in the region. As a member of Team B.C., she won the WesternElite Championship and a Gold Medal, and was the MVP of the tournament.An excellent athlete, Rauter also earned several letters in soccer. Herteam won a Conference, Regional and Provincial Championships while shewas in high school. She was coached in high school by Scott Graham.Michele is the daughter of Susan Rauter. She chose Wyoming over severalschools.

"Michele is a power hitter, and should really compliment our core ofoutside hitters," said Judge. "She is also a very solid player in ballcontrol and defense, and adds great depth to that position. I'mconfident that she will be on the court and contributing, regardless ofposition. She has a mean jump serve and back row attack, and that's anarea we've wanted to develop. I'm definitely excited about the newdimensions she'll bring to our program."