Athlete of the Month – February Winner

Congratulations to this month’s Athlete of the Month Winner! Peyton Ward of Winfield High School dominated the public poll with 86% of the vote!

Peyton Ward
Winfield High School

Petyon Ward is a senior on the girls basketball team at Winfield High School. Peyton has been in the Top 10 of area rebounders since game 1, and is consistently a leader in the points per game and blocked shots categories. Her current averages are 16.9 PPG, 11.4 Rebounds per game, and 3.17 steals per. She also has 33 blocked shots, which puts her in the top 30 in the area in BPG.

A note from her athletic director: “Peyton calls out the defenses, leads the team in every notable statistical category except 3s and assists, and draws all of the attention from opposing defenses. If there is a better player in the area, we have not played against her. I do not know what we will do without her next year, but I refuse to think about that right now. I am just enjoying the effort, athleticism, competitive nature, and leadership on a daily basis.”

The Athlete of the Month program is sponsored by Excel Sports & Physical Therapy to recognize and reward student athletes from the Gateway Athletic Conference (GAC) who excel both on and off the field. Each month, conference athletic directors will nominate students athletes for the Athlete of the Month recognition. Monthly winners will be determined by a public vote.

On June 10, 2016, Excel Sports will award one Athlete of the Month winner with a $500 scholarship for their school of choice!

Voting for next month will begin March 15!

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