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.
“I really wanted to go to a school that has Christian values,” Seaton said. “I know that is where I am supposed to be.”
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.
“(Seaton) is a very passionate player — she's passionate about life,” Osborne said. “She 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.”
Though humble about her opportunity, Seaton is thankful for a chance to pursue her dream.
“I couldn't imagine my life without volleyball,” Seaton added. “It's what I want to do.”
Echoing that sentiment is Seaton's mother Stephanie.
“After all these years of hard work, she gets to fulfill her dream,” Stephanie Seaton said. “McMurray has a stellar program, and she is going to be a part of a program that holds the same values that Taylor holds.”
Seaton — who is preparing for a life beyond athletics by double majoring in business and graphic design — is proud to have been a part of the retooled volleyball program at BSHS.
“When Coach Osborne came, she showed us what it was like to be on a good team,” Seaton added. “We 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.”