The reigning Gatorade Wyoming Girls Basketball Player of the Year, Allyson Fertig from Douglas, has decided to stay and play in-state with the Wyoming Cowgirls.

Fertig signed her national letter of intent with the Cowgirls at a ceremony on Wednesday afternoon at Douglas High School.

Fertig is a 6-4 center for the Bearcats and led them to a 21-1 record during her junior season. Their only loss was to a school from California ranked in the top-40 at the time. She averaged 23 points, 13.9 rebounds, and five blocked shots per game last season.

Fertig has led the Bearcats to two Class 3A state championships and a 76-2 overall record in her career. Her junior season was cut short due to COVID-19, as the state tournament was canceled. Fertig is a three-time all-state and all-conference selection at Douglas High School.

She also participates in volleyball and track and field. Fertig is a four-year member of the school's honor roll and member of the National Honor Society over the last two academic terms.

In a release from the University of Wyoming, women's basketball head coach Gerald Mattinson said of Fertig, “Allyson was a priority recruit for us since she became a recruit-able student-athlete. Allyson is a very good low-post scorer that fits our style of play very well. She has improved her overall game every year we’ve watched her, by adding multiple post moves, becoming a very effective and unselfish passer, as well as adding a mid-range jump shot. Allyson’s physical gifts will certainly cause problems for our opponents defensively.”

Fertig was one of three Division I basketball signees on Wednesday from the Cowboy State. She joined Sam Lecholat from Sheridan, who is headed to Montana State, and Lawson Lovering of Cheyenne Central, who is going to the University of Colorado in Boulder.

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