Dillon’s Brynley Fitzgerald transferring to Western

Dillon’s Brynley Fitzgerald transferring to Western
Dillon star Brynley Fitzgerald goes up for a bucket between Philipsburg's Jaden Comins, left, and Boulder's Aubrey McMaster during the 2018 Southwest Montana All-Star Classic at the Montana Tech HPER Complex. (Butte Sports file photo)

DILLON — A Dillon star is heading home.

Brynley Fitzgerald is transferring from Montana State to play basketball for reigning NAIA national champion Montana Western. Bulldog coach Lindsay Woolley announced that Fitzgerald signed an NAIA National Letter of Intent on Tuesday.

University of Montana Western head women’s basketball coach Lindsay Woolley has announced the signing of local standout Brynley Fitzgerald to an NAIA letter of intent.

Fitzgerald spent the last season as a preferred walk on at MSU. She appeared in 14 games.

“We’re really happy about Brynley’s decision to transfer home and put on the black and red,” Woolley said in a statement. “We think she is a great fit for our program because she can guard multiple positions, has a tremendous work ethic and is extremely competitive. Can’t wait to get her on campus and start working with her.”

Fitzgerald graduated from Beaverhead County High School in 2018. As a senior, she registered 18.8 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game for the Beavers.

She is the all-time leading scorer and rebounder at BCHS, scoring 1,155 points and pulling down 1,124 rebounds. She is a three-time first-team all-conference and first-team all-state selection. She was named 2017 Southwestern A Co-MVP and the 2018 Treasure State Classic MVP.

The multi-sport athlete is also a two-time all-conference selection and first-team all-state in volleyball and three-time all-state selection in track. Fitzgerald led the Beavers to the 2018 team state title in track and won two state championships in the 1,600-meter relay.

Off the court, she is an 11-time Academic All-State selection.

Fitzgerald is the daughter of Greg and Keeley Fitzgerald and is undecided on a major.

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