TORRINGTON – On Thursday, April 1, Torrington High School announced senior Sera Glass was the girls’ winner of the 2020-21 Wyoming High School Activities Association Southeast District Administrators Outstanding Athlete Award.
Glass became the third student-athlete from Torrington to win the honor in the last four years.
The award is heavily weighted on academic achievements combined with the student’s athletic achievements, and Glass has exceled in both the classroom, as well as on the field.
Glass was introduced to the opportunity for the award by THS principal Chase Christensen and vice principal Dave Plendl.
“They thought it would be a great scholarship to apply for and hopefully get. I was really grateful they thought of me,” Glass said. “You need to be good in not just track or soccer but be good with your ACT score and what classes you are in.”
Glass fits the mold.
She scored a 33 on her ACT and is involved in many different extracurricular activities, FBLA, FCCLA and band.
“I’m also involved in a couple of college-level classes at the school. Plus, my GPA is pretty good, so that helped,” Glass said. “I’m really grateful they selected me for this. It’s really exciting.”
On the athletic side, over her four years at THS, she has represented the tennis, cross country, basketball, indoor and outdoor track teams.
“What really helped me was, in the fall season, I participated in both tennis and cross country,” Glass said. “What I did is, run the cross country workouts in the morning, and then I would go to the tennis practices in the afternoon.”
In the fall, she would concentrate on tennis and not run in a cross country meet until the tennis season wrapped up.
“I was in really good shape by the time tennis season finished up because it is a fast season,” Glass said.
She was an all-state player in tennis in the fall, finishing second at regionals and reaching the consolation semifinals at state. Glass was also a four-time all-conference runner for the cross country team and placed 20th at the state meet in Afton to end the season.
Following graduation, Glass plans to attend the University of Wyoming.
“I received the Trustee Scholarship, which is a four-year, all-expenses-paid scholarship,” Glass said. “Although, I’m still waiting to hear back from a couple schools and scholarships, but I doubt it will change my mind. I haven’t officially committed, but that’s my plan right now.”
She hopes to earn a degree in business and minor in Japanese.