* University of Wyoming press release

LARAMIE -- Wyoming Cowgirl Volleyball Head Coach Kaylee Prigge has announced the addition of four student-athletes who will join the Cowgirls in the fall of 2024.

Rya Fingerlin, Reagan Sharp, Maddy Stucky and Claire Wagstaff, all made it official Wednesday to join the Brown & Gold.

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Rya Fingerlin | 5-7 | Defensive Specialist/Libero | Parker, Colo. | Lutheran High School
Fingerlin, who has been a two-time team captain at Lutheran High School, was named the Pikes Peak Athletic Conference Libero of the Year last season and was an Honorable Mention All-State selection. In addition to her First Team All-Conference selection her junior year, Fingerlin was also an honorable mention honoree in the league following her sophomore season. She has also been a two-time Academic All-State First Team selection (2021-22).

“Rya is a scrappy defender in the back row, with great touch on the ball and a good feel with her platform,” said Prigge.

“We know Rya has a bright future at 7220 and are looking forward to her calling Laramie home.”

Reagan Sharp | 6-1 | Outside Hitter | Southlake, Texas | Keller High School
Sharp, who’s Keller High School team is still in the playoffs, helped lead her team to the Texas State Semifinals a season ago. The 2023 team captain was the 2022 District 4-6A Hitter of the Year and was a TGCA All-State honoree. Sharp was also named a TGCA 5-6A All-Star Volleyball Team member a season ago and received an AVCA Phenom Player Recognition. Sharp was also a second team all-state selection following her sophomore season and is an excellent student, being named academic all-district for four years.

“Reagan is a smart and physical pin attacker with high-level club experience from the volleyball hotbed of the Dallas area,” said Prigge.

“We are absolutely thrilled that Reagan is a Cowgirl!”

Maddy Stucky | 5-11 | Setter | Laramie, Wyo. | Laramie High School
Stucky, whose mother, Jill (1992-96) played and coached volleyball at Wyoming, helped lead the Lady Plainsmen to three Wyoming 4A State titles. Stucky has was a four-time all-state and all-conference selection for LHS. The 2023 Wyoming 4A Player of the Year and 4A East Conference Player of the Year, is the career leader in assists at Laramie high with 3,036 assists. Stucky, a two-time team captain, was the 2022 Wyoming Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year. She is a prepvolleyball.com top-150 recruit in the class of 2024 and was twice named the Maxpreps Best Player in Wyoming (2022-23). Stucky was an Under Armor All-America tryout invitee in 2022-23 and also had a very successful club career. Stucky was a USAV GJNC National Champion in 2023 while be named to the all-tournament team at the event.

“We are absolutely thrilled to finally be able to announce that Laramie’s own, Maddy Stucky, is going to stay home to be a Cowgirl,” said Prigge.

“Maddy is a gritty competitor with deep ties to our program. Her mom, Jill Stucky (Jones) is a Wyoming Volleyball alum and former assistant coach. Maddy just quarterbacked her high school team to another Wyoming State Championship. We know Cowgirl Volleyball fans are going to love watching Maddy compete in the Brown and Gold.”

Claire Wagstaff | 6-4 | Right Side | Fort Collins, Colo. | Fort Collins High School
Wagstaff was a 2022 First Team Front Range Conference selection and was Honorable Mention All-State and is well on her way to duplicating those honors in 2023. Wagstaff, who is a 2023 team captain, is currently second in the league and sixth in Colorado Class 5A in kills. A three-time Academic All-Conference honoree and member of the National Honor Society, Wagstaff was also a highly-decorated basketball and soccer student-athlete at Fort Collins high.

“We can’t wait for Cowgirl Volleyball fans to meet Claire,” said Prigge.

“Claire is an athletic opposite who is somewhat new to the sport. She played competitive soccer for most of her life and is entering only her second club season this spring. She has grown and developed so quickly, we can’t wait to have her in our gym to watch her continue to develop as a person and a student-athlete. Claire is a joy to be around with a contagious personality, that we know our fans will love on the court and in the community.”

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Every state in our nation has chosen things that represent the state in one way or another to be official state things. Like a flower, or animal. Wyoming is no different.

The Equality State, or the Cowboy State, depending on which state slogan you want to go with, has a state flower. But did you know we also have a state tree and a state fish? Yes, we even have a state code.

To be an official thing, a member of the state legislature must write and submit a bill to the legislature declaring that a thing will be the official state thing. Then the legislature votes to pass the bill, or not, if it passes, the governor signs the bill into law and we have a new official state thing.

Here is what we have so far, all of Wyoming's official things. Now you can win big on Wyo Trivia Night if that's a thing that exists.

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