Two Wyopreps Ink With UW Programs
Two Wyoming student-athletes have signed on to play for the University of Wyoming.
Rawlins track star Kereston Thomas and Riverton soccer athlete Marcia Ashdown both have committed to continue their sports careers at UW.
Head soccer coach Pete Cuadrado said, "We are excited to get a home-grown Wyoming student-athlete to join our program,” Cuadrado said. “We are looking forward to getting Marcia to Laramie and see how she can help this team.”
Ashdown, a native of Riverton, will join the Cowgirls as a very accomplished player from Riverton High School after earning all-state honors three-consecutive years. As a junior, she earned first team all-state and all-conference. As a sophomore for the Wolverines she led the state in scoring, while earning both first team all-state and all-conference accolades. Her freshman year she also excelled on the pitch earning first team all-conference and second team all-state. She has also excelled in the classroom at RHS being a member of National Honor Society and the RHS Leadership Program.
Thomas is one of six signees for coach Don Yentes and the UW track program.
Yentes called Thomas “the best female sprinter to come out of Wyoming since Amanda Hopper.” Hopper was part of two Mountain West champion 4-by-400-meter relay teams and was an All-America honoree in 2005 for her part in the relay.
“She is extremely versatile,” Yentes said of Thomas. “One through four, she can do it all. I’m pretty dang excited to get her.”