Taylor Seaton is passionate about volleyball. This coming fall, she will get a chance to take that passion to the next level.
Seaton, a senior at Big Spring High School, signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at McMurry University in Abilene on Tuesday at the BSHS Athletic Training Center.
Heavily recruited by the institution, Seaton believes McMurry will be a good fit for many reasons.
â€śI really wanted to go to a school that has Christian values,â€ť Seaton said. â€śI know that is where I am supposed to be.â€ť
Though BSHS Head Volleyball Coach Lynn Osborne will miss Seaton's leadership ability on the court next year, she is confident that she will excel at McMurry.
â€ś(Seaton) is a very passionate player â€” she's passionate about life,â€ť Osborne said. â€śShe is very coachable and very driven. She is quiet and soft spoken, but there is a gentle strength in her that the girls really respond to.â€ť
Though humble about her opportunity, Seaton is thankful for a chance to pursue her dream.
â€śI couldn't imagine my life without volleyball,â€ť Seaton added. â€śIt's what I want to do.â€ť
Echoing that sentiment is Seaton's mother Stephanie.
â€śAfter all these years of hard work, she gets to fulfill her dream,â€ť Stephanie Seaton said. â€śMcMurray has a stellar program, and she is going to be a part of a program that holds the same values that Taylor holds.â€ť
Seaton â€” who is preparing for a life beyond athletics by double majoring in business and graphic design â€” is proud to have been a part of the retooled volleyball program at BSHS.
â€śWhen Coach Osborne came, she showed us what it was like to be on a good team,â€ť Seaton added. â€śWe made it to regionals last season. That was the farthest the school had gone in 40 years. I am glad I was a part of it all.â€ťView more articles in: