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Orediggers Sign Golfer for 2012


3/22/2012

Montana Tech Athletic Director Joe McClafferty announced the signing of Great Falls multi-sport athlete Sean Ryan who will play golf for the Orediggers this fall.

"I chose to commit to Montana Tech because of the world class education it offers every one of its students, the great opportunity to play golf on a team with so much potential and because the community of Butte embraces the school so much," Ryan said on his signing. "Butte makes for an outstanding atmosphere at Montana Tech."

At 6’2" and 210-pounds, Ryan was successful in a number of different sports, academics and extra-curricular activities at Great Falls Central High School.

"We are very excited that Sean has chosen to be an Oredigger," said McClafferty. "Sean epitomizes the characteristics that our student athletes represent. Sean is as well rounded as any high school senior in Montana."

In golf, Ryan was selected All-State all three years of high school, in addition to being a medalist at the state golf tournament in that same span. He has been a captain for the golf team since his sophomore year.

"I really look forward to golfing in Butte because the program is on the right track and it gives me the opportunity to prove myself," said Ryan.

Ryan was a letter winner in football, basketball, track and golf. This past football season, he made Second Team All-Conference and was an All-State Selection. He will play in the Treasure State 8-Man All-Star Football Game in May at Tech.

He was selected All-Conference his senior year season in basketball for the Mustangs.

In addition to his athletic resume, Ryan participates in Speech and Debate, choir, Leadership High School and was a page at the Montana State Senate.

"Sean’s future is bright and we are very happy to be part of his academic and athletic higher learning experience," McClafferty added.

Carrying a 4.0 GPA to accompany his athletic and extra-curricular highlights, Ryan plans on majoring in Professional Technical Communication at Montana Tech.

"Butte is such an exciting town and I know that choosing to golf at Tech will be one of the best decisions I make in my life," said Ryan.