Phipps wins Wendys award

Published 6:15 pm Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Brittany Phipps, a senior athlete at Polk County High School, is a winner of the Wendys High School Heisman for 2010.

The award honors those students who excel in leadership, academics, and athletics. Those are three things that Phipps knows a little about. Phipps is a star athlete at Polk County. She was an integral part to the Polk County womens soccer teams run to a state championship in 2009. She also excels in volleyball and basketball. Phipps was named the Western Highlands Conference Player of the Year in volleyball this year.

Its a huge honor, the senior said. There was definitely some competition from my grade.

Polk Director of Athletics Jeff Wilson feels that Phipps was a no-brainer. She is the president of the student body, was elected homecoming queen and is a tremendous student-athlete.

I think its her all-around versatility, Wilson said. Shes the real deal. She carries herself well and shes a very caring teammate.

Phipps is in the middle of her second sport this year. Before Tuesday night, Dec. 21, she was averaging 10.8 points per game. Tuesday was her first big game of the season. She scored 21 points, grabbed six rebounds, had four steals and one block.