Rocky women’s basketball adds two Montanans

Rocky women’s basketball adds two Montanans

BILLINGS — Rocky Mountain College’s women’s basketball program added a pair of Montana players, the school announced Tuesday.

Head coach Wes Keller said the Battlin’ Bears signed Ashlee Wang of Fort Benton High School and Avery Walker of Gallatin High School in Bozeman.

Wang, a 5-foot-3 guard, averaged 13.5 points per game as a senior, and was All-State twice.

“Ashlee fits our culture well,” Rocky assistant coach Mark Graupe said. “She is great in the classroom, and she will be fun to work with over the next four years.”

Wang pointed to Rocky’s academics and hoops program as her reasons for picking the Billings school.

“It’s a great school for high quality education,” she said. “The campus is super easy to navigate, and there are so many benefits such as healthcare, counseling, tutoring, and financial help. The student to faculty ratio is 11:1 making it so faculty members can spend more time working individually with students, and that appeals a lot to me.”

Wang is planning to pursue an aeronautical science degree.

Walker, also a 5-3 guard, was All-Conference as a senior. She led her team in assists and free throw percentage.

“Avery is a great young woman,” Keller said. “She does the little things right, and I’m excited to help her grow over the next four years.”

She said she liked the atmosphere at Rocky.

“I also enjoyed all of the players and the coaching staff and their philosophies,” Walker said. “One thing that stood out to me while deciding where to play is that Rocky seems like a family. I really look forward to being part of this great program.”

Walker is planning to pursue a health and human performance degree.

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