June 14, 2010
By Kiley Long
Athletic Media Relations
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Marissa Smith, Graham Gilliland, and Kailie “Kat” Robinson, three stand out athletes have all recently signed National Letters of Intent and will be joining CSU athletics in the fall. While Smith and Gilliland will come to CSU as previous multiple sport athletes, all three represent the finest in athletic as well as academic achievements that Colorado State prides itself in.
Marissa Smith: Smith, a native to Holyoke, Colo., and a standout at Holyoke High School has made her mark not only in athletics but within academics as well. Rounded out as a competitive three sport athlete she competed in not only track & field but volleyball and basketball as well. At the 2010 Colorado Class 2A state championships, Smith dominated, earning several coveted titles including: First place in 100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters, and the 4x200 meter relay. Truly a force to be reckoned with, Smith was also an Honor Roll student at Holyoke and a member of the National Honor Society.
Graham Gilliland: Gilliland hails as a local competitor from Rocky Mountain High School. He also stands out as a two-sport athlete in high school, competing in both track & field and basketball. Gilliland also follows Smith in garnering not only athletic but academic and personal achievements as well. Also recognized as an Honor Roll student, Gilliland is the two-time winner of the Rocky Mountain High School Honor Athlete Award for basketball and track. At the 2010 Colorado Class 5A state championships he placed an impressive third place in the triple jump.
Kailie “Kat” Robinson: Rounding out these three new impressive signees is Robinson. A stand out at Nederland High School, Robinson was a member of the state champion cross country team. Individually, Robinson made herself known as a three-time state qualifier in the 800 meters as well as a two-time state qualifier in the 1600 meters.
Colorado State will find itself with three new remarkable athletes come fall. All three will round out the talent and expertise seen of the Track & Field team. CSU athletics will be waiting in anticipation to see the results of what these new signees are capable of.