Butte High graduate Natalee Faupel is a first-team all-conference player.
The Frontier Conference announced its post season team late Monday, and Faupel was one of six players to receive first-team recognition.
Montana Tech’s Mandy Machinal, Martha Dembek and Kayla DeWit each earned an honorable mention, as did Jenna Banks and Sierra Higheagle from Montana Western. Carroll College placed Kalee Junkermier, Bailey Snelling and Cassidy Hashley on the second team.
MSU-Northern senior A’Jha Edwards earned Player of the Year honors, while Skylights head coach Chris Mouat, a former Butte High girls’ head coach and Montana Tech women’s assistant, took home the Coach of the Year Award.
Also making the first team were Tanis Fuller of Lewis-Clark State, Erin Legel of the University of Great Falls, and Amy Krommenhoek and Tia Pappas of league champion Westminster College.
Northern senior Taylor Cummings was named Defensive Player of the Year, while Rocky Mountain College’s Whitney Mitchell was named Newcomer of the Year. Hashley was named freshman of the year, while Great Falls’ Nneka Nnadi took home Sixth Player of the Year honors.
Faupel is a 5-foot-10 sophomore guard who graduated from Butte High in 2013 after helping Butte High qualify for the state tournament four straight years. She averaged 13.1 points per game this for the Skylights, who fell 62-61 at Westminster in the championship game of the Frontier Conference tournament.
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