Potter receives mention on All-American team

Potter receives mention on All-American team
Montana Tech sophomore post Shay Potter goes up for a shot as Carroll College’s Christine Denney (10), Hannah Dean (24) and Michaela Dowdy (5) defend Jan. 25 at the HPER Complex. Carroll’s Bailey Pasta (1) looks on. (Butte Sports file photo)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the 2017-18 Women’s Basketball All-American Teams today, and Montana Tech’s Shay Potter received an honorable mention.

Potter, a 6-foot-2 sophomore center, just earned her first post season award being named first team All-Conference this past season. The Utah native averaged 11 points and 7.3 rebounds a game. Potter posted six double-doubles with four during the conference season. Potter shot 58.8 percent from the field and 90.6 percent from the free throw line.

Montana Western guard Brianna King earned a spot on the first team. The Spokane, Washington, native averaged a Frontier Conference-best 19.3 points per game. She scored a school record 40 points in the quarterfinals of the NAIA National Tournament in Billings.

DaJonee Hale of Central Methodist University in Missouri was named the NAIA Player of the Year.

Carroll College’s Hanna Dean made the second team, and Mikayla Jones of Rocky Mountain College found her way to the third team.

Carroll’s Bailey Posta and Michaela Dowdy join Potter on the honorable mention list.

Click here to see the full list of All-Americans.

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