Seitz's swing in golf and college is par for the course

Christa Seitz '09 hopes one day to spread her love of sports to positively influence children. An Adams State sophomore majoring in exercise, physiology, and leisure science, she has begun her second year on the Adams State College women's golf team.

"I want to be a physical education teacher and a golf coach," Seitz said. "I really like sports and being around kids. I want to be a positive influence in young people's lives."

Last year Seitz was RMAC Conference Freshman of the Year and received All Conference Honors for RMAC. She also started working in the athletic department with the sports information director, Chris Day, her freshman year.

"Although Christa is just starting her second year of her collegiate career, she is one of the most hard-working and dedicated assistants I've ever had," Day said. "She strives to accomplish everything she sets her mind to. She is a fabulous young woman and has a bright future in front of her."

Day has been promoted to associate athletic director since last year. Seitz said she is looking forward to working with Jacque Scoby, the new sports information director, for the athletic department.

"I like going to sporting events," Seitz said. "I like my classes and the students on campus. Adams State College appealed to me because it is known as a teaching college."

Seitz also chose Adams State because she received a golf scholarship for $1000. Although she takes her golf game seriously, she also strives in her classes, and earned a cumulative GPA of 3.75 at the end of her freshman year.

"My roommate (Jenny Ives) and I go out and practice our golf game a couple hours a day," Seitz said. "The women's golf coach does not hold formal practices. We go out on our own."

Seitz started playing golf in the sixth grade and in high school played with Skyline High School in Longmont.

"I graduated from Silver Creek," Seitz said. "The two high schools have a unified golf team with the St Vrain Valley School districts."

She lettered in golf and the team won the Colorado 5A State Championship her senior year. Seitz also lettered in high school volleyball and basketball.

Although golf is not considered a team sport, Seitz credits many people with helping her succeed.

"Fred Chilson, (assistant professor of EPLS) is behind me one hundred percent," Seitz said. "Chris Day, Jacque Scoby, and Jay Osmon, from the Alamosa Cattails Golf Course, have helped me with my mental game."

She said her former high school golf coach, Susan Jennings, is also always around to help.

"Phil Wong is a member of the Fox Hill Country Club, back home," Seitz said. "He took me under his wing and I traveled to different tournaments with him and got to play four uniquely different beautiful golf courses. He keeps me motivated."

Friends, coaches and teammates are important to Seitz, but she said she is really into her family and loves all of their support.

Her mother attends every tournament to support Seitz and her team and helps them get together for each season.

"My mom, my dad, my brothers and sister all keep my spirits up," Seitz said. "They keep me going on all of my school stuff and my golf stuff."

Seitz said she is looking forward to a new season of golf at Adams State College.

"We are a team to watch," Seitz said.

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