Kloie Thatcher takes home postseason honors

Orediggers, Rooney, Urick, Delaney honored

WHITEFISH — The Frontier Conference unveiled its women’s all-conference selections today, and Butte Central graduate Kloie Thatcher was named to the second team.

The honor comes the day after Thatcher helped Rocky Mountain College beat Carroll College to win the Frontier Conference tournament championship. The Battlin’ Bears also won the Frontier regular-season crown.

Thatcher, a junior, is averaging 17.5 points per game as the Bears take their 26-4 record to the National Tournament.

Montana Tech’s Tavia Rooney and Dani Urick were also selected to the second team.

Rooney, a sophomore from Townsend, nearly averaged a double-double leading the Orediggers in scoring and rebounding. Rooney was ninth in scoring averaging 12.3 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. She finished the season with 12 double-doubles.

Urick is making her second appearance on the all-conference roster. The Belt native was selected honorable mention in 2020-21. Urick averaged 9.9 points and four rebounds per game this season. Urick entered the Oredigger 1,000-point club this season.

Senior Meg Delaney was named the Champion of Character.

Rocky Mountain’s We Keller was selected Coach of the Year. Rocky senior guard N’Dea Flye dominated the individual awards as Player of the Year, Newcomer of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year.

Rocky guard Gracee Lekvold was selected Freshmen of the Year and University of Providence sophomore guard Brooklyn Harn was selected Sixth Player of the year.

Montana Western’s Brynley Fitzgerald was named first-team all-conference along with Carroll’s Jamie Pickens and Dani Wagner, Providence’s Parker Esary and Emilee Maldonado and Flye.

Click here to see all the selections.