Peoples, Thatcher included on academic team

Peoples, Thatcher included on academic team
Montana Tech's Mollie Peoples, left, and Rocky Mountain College's Kloie Thatcher are shown in these Butte Sports file photos.

WHITEFISH — The Frontier Conference announced the 2019-20 Academic All-Conference basketball teams today, and Butte Central graduates Mollie Peoples and Kloie Thatcher made the grade.

Peoples, a junior at Montana Tech, and Thatcher, a sophomore at Rocky Mountain College, were key parts of the Maroons 2016 Class A State championship team.

To be eligible for the team, the student-athlete must be at least a sophomore in standing, maintain a 3.0 GPA and be enrolled at school the previous two semesters.

The University of Providence led all women’s teams with nine student-athletes on the team and Montana Tech were second with eight honorees.

Other Orediggers receiving the honor are Jaden Comings, Hailey Crawford, Megan Delaney, Celestina Faletoi, Dani Urick, Mesa Williams and Kaylee Zard.

Lewis-Clark State College led all men’s teams with eight honorees. For Montana Tech men’s players made the grade. They are Drew Huse, Christian Jones, Connor Kiekbusch, and Dylan Pannabecker.

Click here to see all the women’s players honored around the Frontier. Click here to see the men’s honorees.

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