It’s off to Kansas for Jayleen Cole to study and play at Coffeyville Community College. Her grandmother Linda (left) and aunt/high school coach Ausha Cole (holding infant) gathered on April 26 to celebrate.

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Lone Peak High senior Jayleen Cole signs with the Coffeyville women’s basketball team

With her family in tow, on April 26 Lone Peak High senior Jayleen Cole signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Coffeyville Community College in Southeastern Kansas.

     Cole had three schools in mind—Johnson & Wales University in Denver, Montana Tech and Coffeyville. When asked, “Why Coffeyville?” Cole’s immediate response was, “Because it’s closer to home, because I’m from Missouri.” The school is just two hours away from where her parents live.

     Cole visited the Coffeyville campus during her recent spring break. “When I got there, I felt at home. It felt nice to be there,” she said.

     The young athlete continued, “I’m excited. There was a time when I wasn’t sure what I was going to do, where I was going to go. But when I got there (to Coffeyville) they said they wanted to offer me tuition and books. That helps a lot.”

     Cole’s visibly proud grandmother Linda was at the signing. 

     “I went through this with my daughter, Ausha, (Jayleen’s aunt, who was also at the signing and is the Big Horn’s coach) and now my granddaughter, so that’s exciting,” she said. Linda lives in Big Sky, but hopes to make it to one of Jayleen’s college games in the future. 

     Jayleen told Lone Peak High she is still undecided about what she’d like to study. 

                                                —JP 

 

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