Seaton signs letter of intent

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.”