Week 5 winter prep athlete of the week: Micah Paulson

Micah Paulson, Union boys basketball



Micah Paulson of the Union boys basketball team was voted The Columbian’s high school winter sports athlete of the week, sponsored by Athletes Corner, for the week ending Jan. 11.

Paulson collected 37 percent of the 1,551 votes cast by fans to beat out Zac Seevers of Woodland wrestling, who had 31 percent.

Paulson averaged 17.5 points a game as the Titans opened 4A Greater St. Helens League play with back-to-back wins.

The other nominees were Brooke Atwell of Heritage gymnastics, Aubrey Ward-El of Skyview girls basketball and Jaron Hamlik of Prairie swimming.

Nominees and the online ballot are posted at www.360preps.com each Monday and voting continues until 8 p.m. Thursday.

Athletes may be elected player of the week once during the regular season, and no athlete can be nominated for the honor in consecutive weeks.