Collins and Legerski Win 2013 Milward-Simpson Award
Dino Collins of Lovell and Madison Legerski of Laramie were named the boys and girls winners of the 2013 Milward-Simpson award, which is considered to be the highest honor that a Wyoming High School Athlete can receive.
Both are the first athletes of their gender from their schools to win the award.
Collins earned three all-conference and six all-state awards in football, wrestling and track and field. On the gridiron, he helped lead the Bulldogs to back-to-back state title game appearance (2011 and 2012) and was named Class 2A Player of the Year, as a senior, and played in the 2013 Shrine Bowl. On the mat, he closed his career with two state titles and was a combined 72-0 in his junior and senior seasons. He also won two state track titles as a senior (long jump and triple jump). Collins will serve an LDS mission in Buenos Aries, Argentina and the will attend either the University of Wyoming or Brigham Young University.
Legerski earned 10 varsity letters, eight all-conference and seven all-state awards in volleyball, basketball and track and field. As a junior, she helped lead Laramie to its first state basketball championship and was also an integral part of the Lady Plainsmen’s state runner-up volleyball team that same school year. On the track, Legerski was a member of three 1,600 meter relay state champion teams, and won the Class 4A high jump title as a junior. She will attend Casper College on a volleyball scholarship and plans to major in chemical engineering.