She chose ENMU for the anthropology/archaeology program.
"I appreciate the small classroom sizes, which allows for a more personal educational experience," Layne said. "Professors concern themselves with the success of their students in and out of the class room.
"Eastern's faculty and staff encourage students to explore their interests and develop their skills, while making long-lasting friendships."
Layne has been on the Dean's List, and received the Peggy Tozer Memorial Scholarship and the FOE Student Success Scholarship. She has also been named to the Lone Star Academic All-Conference Team.
The 2010 graduate of Oregon City High was born in Palo Alto, California, and raised in Oregon City.
Her mother, Lisa Normand, is an elementary school principal, and father, Trevor Wilson, is a retired pitcher for the San Francisco Giants who once struck out three batters in one inning on nine pitches.
Layne, who enjoys rock climbing, hiking, Game of Thrones and New Girl, hopes she "can leave this world a better place and encourage others to do the same."