It has been quite a long time since I have last posted here and a lot has happened since then! The most exciting thing that has occurred was last week when my team won our first tournament since 2007. We won the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic, where we beat out twenty-one other teams. It is safe to say that that was the best day of my college career and I will never forget it. That being said, we leave in two days for the Mountain West Conference Championship in Palm Desert. We will be playing Mission Hills CC, which is where the LPGA just played the ANA Invitational, so it should be in pretty good shape. I am so proud of my team and I know that we have everything it takes to win this one as well. We are so excited!
For the past couple of weeks I have been extremely emotional. Not only because I will be graduating college and moving into the big, scary, real world, but also because I will be leaving my Nevada family (my team). We have been through a lot this year, but we have worked our behinds off and we have proved to everyone that we are worthy of being champions. We are champions. At the Cowgirl Classic, I learned how important a supportive team really is. It was so exciting for me to be playing behind Caryn during the final round. There were times when I would be waiting on the tee boxes for her to putt out on par 3’s, watching her make birdie after birdie. I was proud to clap and say “that’s my teammate right there.” Because I knew that Caryn, as well as Bethany, Celyn, and Jordan, were giving it their all, it was so much easier for me to play my game. It was comforting.
At this very moment, I am typing this blog entry instead of doing laundry, packing, or working on school projects, which is what I should be doing, but I cannot stop thinking about how grateful I am for having the opportunities that I have been given on this team. I have traveled all over the U.S. to represent the Wolf Pack and I have met so many wonderful people in the process. I have become a part of a very special family. One Community, One Pack!