By Ryan Stone on April 11, 2017 7:05 pm
Winter Williams is a multisport athlete at Copan High School. She plays softball and basketball for the Lady Hornets. Where she really thrives is in the rodeo arena. Williams will go to Southwest Oklahoma State University in the fall on a rodeo scholarship. She is currently leading the Oklahoma High School Rodeo Association breakaway roping standings. In November Winter won the 19 and under breakaway at the Rising Stars Calf Roping competition in Guthrie.
Rodeo runs in Winter’s family, her father rode bull and her grandpa trained horses. Williams is excited about rodeo in college because of the opportunity to meet new people and the chance to rodeo with people from all over the U.S.
The softball team has gotten off to a little bit of a slow start, but Williams has been tearing the cover off of the ball in slow-pitch this spring hitting .650 with one homerun and 12 RBI’s through four games. Winter is focused leading in her senior season.
“Just to play with all my heart and lead the team the best I can as a senior,” Williams said about her individual goals for this season.
The Lady Hornets are a young team, Williams is one of two seniors and there is only one junior on the roster. Winter said that toward the end of fastpitch they started to play more as a team and the team is hoping that will carry over into slow-pitch.
Outside of sports Winter is working hard to set up her future as she takes pre-nursing at Tri County Tech. She says right now they are doing clinicals at Bartlesville Health & Rehab where they help with the everyday activities like making beds, cleaning up and giving showers.
Williams says she chose pre-nursing because she wants to an Occupational Therapist and wanted to get some early experience with patient care. Williams hopes that the experience she receives through the pre-nursing program will help her in her future goals. Winter wants to be an Occupational Therapist because she has always wanted to work with people who are coming back from injuries and she says the fact that they have good work schedules doesn’t hurt either. She plans to use her rodeo scholarship to major in biology at SWOSU and get a minor in chemistry. Winter Williams is the Tri County Tech Athlete of the Month.
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