The 6-foot-9, 230-pound senior won the shot put and placed second in the discus at the Division 1 state meet this past season, leading the Hilltoppers to a 12th-place finish as a team. Glynn's personal-best discus effort of 209 feet, 9 inches at the Mississippi Valley Conference meet ranked as the nation's No. 6 performance among prep competitors this spring at the time of his selection. His title-winning and personal-best put of the shot (62-3.5) ranked No. 40 in the nation in 2017.
Glynn has maintained a 3.17 GPA in the classroom and represents one of the state's top academic candidates in meeting the Gatorade award's broad criteria. He has signed a national letter of intent to compete on an athletic scholarship at the University of Oregon beginning this fall.
Glynn has volunteered locally as part of multiple community-service initiatives through his church youth group. "Austin is an incredible athlete who seemed to be able to do things that most boys could not," said Dan Lerberg, head coach of Holmen High. "He was very talented and dedicated."