Wollenman and Woodward Win 2011 Milward Simpson Awards
Colby Wollenman of Big Horn and Kayla Woodward of Sheridan, were named the winners of the 2011 Milward Simpson Award. It is the highest honor that a Wyoming high school athlete can receive.
Wollenman earned 9 letters, 5 all-conference, and 4-all state awards in football, basketball and soccer. In football, Wollenman was a two-time all-state selection at quarterback and was his conference’s player of the year and a Casper Star-Tribune Super 25 selection as a senior. In basketball, Wollenman was twice all-state and led Big Horn to a 28-0 season his senior year; he was also picked for the Wyoming-Montana, Wyoming-South Dakota and WCA all-star games. In soccer, playing for Sheridan, Wollenman was a two-year starter and was an all-conference choice his senior year. The National Merit scholar will attend Michigan State. Colby is the son of Renee and Paul Wollenman. He is the first athlete from BHHS, to win this award.
Woodward earned eight letters, five all-conference and four all-state awards in basketball, volleyball and track. In basketball, she was a three-time all-state selection and set numerous school records, including the school’s all-time scoring record. She was selected to play in the Wyoming-Montana, Wyoming-South Dakota and WCA all-star games. In volleyball, she was an all-state selection as a senior and set school records in kills for a season and for a career and was picked for the WCA all-star game. She also participated in track and field as a sophomore. She will attend Wyoming on a basketball scholarship. Kayla is the daughter of Pamela and Gene Woodward.