Kalyn Thayer
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Albany, Oregon
High School: West Albany High
Major: Biochemistry

Kalyn Thayer is in her first year at the University of New Mexico.  She comes to the Land of Enchantment from West Albany High in Albany, Ore., where she was both an outstanding golfer and an exceptional student.  Kalyn was valedictorian at West Albany High  where she also was a Presidential Scholarship Candidate and voted the U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete. She was a member of Society of Women Engineers. 

Kalyn played golf for Coach Dennis Reetor at Albany High and was an All-State performer in 2011, 2012 and 2013.  Her team won district titles in 2012 and 2013. She also lettered in soccer and cross country.

Kalyn's favorite athlete is American soccer player, Clint Dempsey.  She also is a fan of chocolate cake. Her parents are Doug and Rebekah, who was a gymnast from 1983-87 at UC Davis.