By JIM BUTTA
For the News-Register
PARKERSBURG - When the 2012-13 season opened there were as many as six players around the Mountain State mentioned as possible recipients of this year's Mary Ostrowski Award - given each year for the Player of the Year in girls basketball by the W.Va. Sports Writers Association.
Bridgeport’s Miki Glenn has been named the Mary Ostrowski Award winner — given each year for the Player of the Year in girls basketball by the W.Va. Sports Writers Association.
Two names in particular, Huntington St. Joseph's Mychal Johnson and Bridgeport's Miki Glenn were considered the early frontrunners to replace Scott's MacKenzie White on the plaque's name plate.
Others drawing some form of support included Wheeling Park's Emily Puskarich, Greenbrier East's Bianca Andre, Westside's Hope Lester Parkersburg South's Taryn McCutcheon and Logan's Shayna Gore, and Princeton's McKenzie Akers.
When all was said and done, it was Glenn, who impressed the 11-member all state committee with her leadership and play in leading the Indians to their first state title in the sport
"It (winning a state title and the award) was hard to process at first," Glenn explained. "Then, once I realized what all my team had accomplished, it (the Ostrowski Award) made me feel really good."
It also made long time head coach Dave Marshall feel good.
"Any thing that comes Miki's way is well deserved," said Marshall. "She is one very special, special young lady who has earned everything she's gotten and leads other around her and makes them better."