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Shirsten Wissinger of Copper Hills voted Preps Utah player of the week

Copper Hills guard Shirsten Wissinger had a strong voter turnout late in the week as she prevailed in voting for the Preps Utah player of the week for the week of Jan. 19, 2015. By the time all Week 14 votes were in the book, Wissinger pulled away to a large margin as nearly 1,000 Preps Utah readers voted online at PrepsUtah.com.

The Copper Hills girls basketball player claimed more than 45 percent of the votes to pull away from second-place finisher Dominique Mills of Juan Diego Catholic High girls basketball, who finished with just over 30 percent. Basketball player Lacy Haddock from Timpview, along with swimmers McKenna Gassaway of Viewmont and Abbey Sorensen split the rest of the votes.

Copper Hills guard Shirsten Wissinger. (Photo by Kurt Johnson)

Copper Hills guard Shirsten Wissinger. (Photo by Kurt Johnson)

Wissinger is among the Top 10 in the state in scoring with nearly 20 points per game. The junior has led her team to the top spot in the standings in a very competitive Region 3.

She will receive a Preps Utah Athlete of the Week t-shirt and be entered into the pool for a school year-end drawing for a possible scholarship.

Each week, we select five new candidates for consideration by the followers of prep sports in the state of Utah as the Preps Utah athlete of the week. Readers vote online on our website at PrepsUtah.com and the winner is announced on Monday, when five new nominees are announced.

At the end of the school year, we will draw at random one of our female and one male weekly winner, and the two athletes whose names are selected will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Over the past two years, we have awarded $4,000 in scholarships to Utah high school student-athletes.

Next Week

Some of the state’s top winter male athletes are back in the spotlight this week, vying for readers’ votes as the Preps Utah player of the week. The candidates include a pair of swimmers – Connor Anderson from Springville and Adam Shelton of Skyline, and three basketball players – Quincy Mathews of Desert Hills, Granger’s Makol Mawien and Noah Togiai from Hunter.

Vote now by scrolling down the right-hand side of the Preps Utah website to the poll at www.prepsutah.com. Voting ends at 9 a.m. Monday.

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