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Vail Christian alumna Glandorf engaged to Colt McCoy

AUSTIN, Texas - The Associated Press story broke Tuesday and it was titled "McCoy-Engaged." From the local perspective, it's more like "Glandorf-Engaged."

It is official, the AP reports. The Texas quarterback, who is likely bound for the NFL, propsed to Rachel Glandorf, Vail Christian Class of 2005, through a message on the scoreboard at Darrel K. Royal Stadium, the Longhorns' football stadium Monday. The former local three-start sport (volleyball, basketball and track) responded happily in the affirmative.

According to AP, "When they got to the field, 'Will You Marry Me?' was on the stadium's giant high definition scoreboard screen.

"When she turned around, McCoy was on his knee to propose."

This has been in intriguing story for locals who watch college football. About two years ago, Glandorf started getting spotted on television during broadcasts of Texas football games when the camera would pan to McCoy's family in the stands. Given the football-crazy nature of the Lone Star state, there was much curiousity as to who this young lady was.

As it turns out, it was simply Rachel Glandorf, who went to the then-fledgling Vail Christian High School, previously located Gracious Savior Lutheran Church in Edwards. Glandorf was a superb student-athlete at the school.

She won pretty much every award one could win in her four years as a Saint. When she started at Vail Christian, basketball was her favorite sport and she was a four-time all-league in hoops in the old 1A Mountain League. She also got all-league three times in volleyball at the time. In all, she earned 12 varsity letters.

But come spring, it was clear that she was most talented in track. She ended up with six state-meet medals running in the 800 and on relay teams and that led to her to attend Baylor University in the fall of 2005.

Outside of sports, Glandorf was an excellent student, whose favorite subject when she graduated was French. She also was involved in school's theater productions, including playing Liza in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers."

She attended Baylor and majored in communications and her path crossed with another pretty talented athlete.

McCoy led Texas to an NCAA-record 45 wins in his four years as the school's quarterback, earning All-America honors twice. Texas went to the BCS championship game earlier this month, where the Longhorns lost to Alabama, 37-24.


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