Tenth annual tournament held at Southern Dunes
The state-of-the-art facility was funded entirely with private gifts
Woodard was the Cowgirls highest finisher tying for 14th
Blunt Claims Second-Straight top-15 finish
Blunt Pacing Cowgirls at 153 (+9)
2013-14 (Junior): Stancato was a constant presence in the Cowgirls lineup during her junior season. Stancato tied for the team-high playing in 30 rounds during the season, as she carried a stroke average of 79.2. Her best finish of the season came at the WSU Cougar Cup finishing tied for 14th with a score 230 (+14). In the season opener at the CSU Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic she finished tied for 15th with a season-best three-round tally of 222 (+6). During the event she recorded a season-best round of 73 (+1). Stancato also shot a season-best score of 73 (+1) in the second round of the Price's "Give `Em Five" Intercollegiate. At that event she tied for 27th at 225 (+9). Stancato also appeared in the Mountain West Championship finishing 43rd with a score of 247 (+31).
2012-13 (Sophomore): Samantha Stancato continued to excel during her second season in the Wyoming program. She played in all 11 tournaments and was UW's top finisher in three events, as she averaged 79.3 strokes per round. Her best performance was a 220 (+4) to finish fourth at the Fresno State Lexus Classic. The performance was UW's season-low tournament score and single round, as she shot a career-low 71 (-1) during the second round. She also paced UW with a 227 (+11) at the Wyoming Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate and a 233 (+17) at the Rose City Collegiate. She earned three top-25 finishes during the season.
2011-12 (Freshman):Stancato started her Wyoming career on a strong note during her first season with the Cowgirls. In 27 rounds of action, she averaged 79.7 strokes per round. In her very first event she finished as UW's second scorer with a 234 (+18) at the CSU Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic, and she also finished second on the team at the Fresno State Lexus Classic in the spring with a 232 (+16). Her top score of the season was a 157 (+13) at the weather-shortened Nevada Wolf Pack Classic to tie for 31st, while her top finish was a tie for 22nd at the Fresno State Lexus Classic in the spring with a 232 (+16). She also carded a 230 (+14) at the MountainView Collegiate in the spring, which included a career-low 73 (+1) in the first round.
High School: Stancato lettered all four years of her prep career under coach Jill Kirkham at Coronado High School. As a senior, Stancato finished third at the state tournament to earn all-state honors and carried a 75.8 scoring average during the season. She won the regional tournament her final two years and was named all-area four times. During the summer before her freshman year, Stancato qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship by finishing fifth at the sectional qualifying tournament in Denver. As a junior, she finished 16th at the state tournament while sporting a 79.4 scoring average. She finished tied for first at an event Nov. 6-7 in Arizona on the Future Collegians World Tour, shooting a 148(+8) over two rounds. Stancato claimed 22nd and 27th at the state tournament as a sophomore and freshman, respectively. In the classroom, she was on the 3.75 GPA list for three years and was a member of the academic all-state team as a freshman. She was also involved in National Honor Society and student council.
Personal: Originally of Colorado Springs, Colo., Samantha was born to Perry and Lucinda Stancato on April 12, 1993. She has two sisters and one brother. Her grandfather Frank Stancato played football at the University of Denver. Samantha was also recruited by Colorado, Colorado State and Minnesota. She has not declared a major.