A pair of highly decorated Garden City High School athletes announced their destinations for college on Monday.
Taylor Savolt, a 12-time state track and field medalist, signed her letter-of-intent with Fort Hays State University, according to a release from the high school, early Monday morning. Meanwhile, 2017 Class 6A state golf champion and the reigning KGA Men’s Amateur Match Play champion, Sion Audrain signed to the University of Kansas Monday afternoon, after committing to the Jayhawks nearly two years ago.
“I’m happy to be going to a great school, and they have a really good team and I can’t wait to play for them,” Audrain said, according to the release.
Audrain’s golf career has included multiple tournament victories, outside of the high school state championship and the Men’s Amateur. He’s also won both the High Plains Amateur and the Garden City Men’s City Championship twice.
Savolt has had her own multitude of successes, setting school records in the 300-meter hurdles (45.05 seconds as a junior), winning the event at the Class 6A state meet in May, and the triple jump (38 feet-flat as a junior).
Savolt chose Fort Hays over other offers, including Wichita State, Kansas and Nebraska.
“I decided to go somewhere that I would be more than just a number,” Savolt said, according to the release.
Savolt also competed in basketball and volleyball as a sophomore, before switching to cross country for her junior and senior years. A 4.0 student, according to the release, Savolt plans to pursue a business management degree.