Ashlee (’16) and Sam Gautsche (’16)

Sam and Ashlee met in the summer of 2015. They were both exercise and sports science majors who were introduced by her best friend. Ashlee says Sam “just kept reappearing” in her life, first in a summer class, and she would see him while running. Her best friend told her he was very smart, and she needed to partner with him in class. They also worked with the football team on the sidelines. They come back to campus every year for Homecoming. Married in September 2020, they live in Kyle, call themselves “hardcore alums” and consider their time at Texas State the best years of their lives — so far.