RANGELY | Each year the Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports (CCGS), selects applicants for the Ruby Miller Award. The CCGS Ruby Miller Scholarship was established in order to recognize one or more outstanding athletes who are graduating seniors and who plan to go into coaching. The award also honors Dr. Ruby Miller, one of the most respected coaches in the history of Colorado girls’ interscholastic sports.
Kassidee Brown of Rangely High School was selected as one of four winners of the $1,000 Ruby Miller Scholarship. She has been a varsity athlete for all four years in four sports—volleyball, basketball, track and soccer. She has coached peewee basketball and volleyball and plans to major in elementary education at Southern Utah University. She plans to coach in the district where she teaches. She has learned many life lessons through sports—hard work, dedication, reliability, strength, a strong mindset and teamwork. She hopes to influence young athletes in the way that her coaches have influenced her. Brown is a leader in both academics and athletics, and also participates in a wide range of community activities.
Riley Boydstun, a three-sport athlete for Rangely High School, applied for the NIAAA (National Interscholastic Athletics Administrators Association) Male Student-Athlete Award and was the male winner for Rangely High School. His application then advanced to the Colorado Athletic Directors Association, who received many outstanding applicants for the NIAAA/CADA Scholar-Athlete Award. From those applicants, Boydstun was selected by a committee of Colorado Athletic Directors to represent Colorado as the state male winner. As the state winner, his application will be forwarded to and voted on by the “Section VI” representatives based in Oklahoma. The Sectional winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship and advances to the National selection process. Riley Boydstun, who has also excelled in the classroom at RHS, will attend a luncheon at the CADA conference in Breckenridge on April 29 to receive his state plaque and read his winning essay. Boydstun will attend Western State Colorado University in Gunnison where he plans to major in wildlife biology and/or recreation and outdoor education to pursue a career in outdoor resource management. He also plans to become a member of Westerns’ Mountain Rescue Team and will walk on as a thrower for the Mens’ Intercollegiate Track and Field team.
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