Tech Richtman earns Frontier honor

Tech Richtman earns Frontier honor

WHITEFISH — Montana Tech’s Becca Richtman was named the Frontier Conference Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week, the league announced today.

Richtman is a senior from Elburn, Illinois. At the Stinger Open hosted by Black Hills State in Spearfish, South Dakota, she finished second in the 3,000-meter with a time of 10:03.42. Her time was the second fast time in the NAIA.

Sydney Little Light of Rocky Mountain College and Reghan Worley of Carroll College were also nominated for the award.

Shae Helterbran of Carroll College was named the Field Athlete of the Week.

Helterbran is a junior from Billings. At the Stinger Open, she finished fourth in the pole vault with a vault of 3.53 meters.

Dakota Manecke of Rocky Mountain College was also nominated for the honor.

Men’s Track

Garrett Kocab of Carroll College and Jackson Wilson of Rocky Mountain College were selected the Frontier Conference Men’s Indoor Track and Field Student-Athletes of the Week.

Kocab a junior from Phelan, California, is the Field Athlete of the Week. At the Stinger Open, he took first in the shot put in a field of 20 entrants with a throw of 15.04 meters. Also nominated: Elijah Barkell of Rocky Mountain College.

Wilson, a sophomore from Box Elder, South Dakota, is the Track Athlete of the Week. At the Stinger Open, he won the 3,000 meter and ran the 1,600 meter leg of the distance medley relay. His altitude adjusted time of 8:28.58 in the 3,000 meter is a personal best and a new Rocky school record. Also nominated: Christopher Abell of Carroll College and Ian Barville of Montana Tech.

Men’s basketball

Jovan Sljivancanin of Carroll College was selected the Frontier Conference’s Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.

Sljivancanin is a 6-foot-5 junior forward from Belgrade, Serbia.

Carroll College closed the regular season with a road sweep of Montana Western. The Saints won Saturday night 67-52 and 77-63 on Sunday afternoon. For the weekend, Sljivancanin averaged 17 points, 15.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists. He was 13 of 24 from the field and 7 of 7 from free throw line.

Also nominated: Sindou Diallo of Montana Tech, Jaxen Hashley of the University of Providence, Jalen Hodges of Montana Western, Mascio McCadney of MSU-Northern and Sam Vining of Rocky Mountain College.

Women’s basketball

Dani Wagner of Carroll College is the Frontier Conference’s Women’s Basketball Player of the Week.

Wagner is a 5-foot-9 senior guard from Havre. No. 6 Carroll College closed the regular season with a road sweep of (RV) Montana Western. The Saints won Saturday 63-55 and 70-59 on Sunday afternoon.

Wagner averaged 19.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and two assists per game. She was 13 of 24 from the field (8 of 16, 3-point) and 5 of 5 from the free throw line.

Also nominated: Brynley Fitzgerald of Montana Western, Emilee Maldonado of the University of Providence and Mesa Williams of Montana Tech.

Volleyball

Carroll College and Rocky Mountain College student-athletes selected Frontier Conference Volleyball Player of the Week awards.

Attacker of the Week: Taelyr Krantz, Carroll College, is a 6-foot junior outside hitter from Helena. Carroll went 0-2 in their weekend road series against No. 18 Rocky Mountain College. The Saints lost 1-3 Friday and 1-3 Saturday afternoon. Krantz averaged 4.25 kills with an attack percentage of .403. She also recorded three solo blocks and five assisted blocks. Also nominated: Renae Davis of the University of Providence, Karina Mickelson of Montana Tech, Abby Morgan of Montana Western and Weiying Wu of Rocky Mountain College.

Defender of the Week: Ayla Embry, Rocky Mountain College, is a 5-foot-4 sophomore libero from Bozeman, Mont. No. 18 Rocky Mountain went 2-0 in their weekend home series against Carroll College. The Bears won 3-1 on Friday and 3-1 on Saturday. Embry averaged 10 digs per set. She now leads the NAIA in digs per set with 7.9. Also nominated and listed in alphabetical order: Julia Carr of Carroll College, Sacha Legros of the University of Providence Hannah Oggerino of Montana Tech and Emma Peterson of Montana Western.

Setter of the Week: Natalie Hilderman of Rocky Mountain College, is a 6-foot-1 senior setter from Red Lodge, Mont. No. 18 Rocky Mountain went 2-0 in their weekend home series against Carroll College. The Bears won 3-1 on Friday and 3-1 on Saturday. Hilderman averaged 11.13 assists and 2.25 digs per set. Also nominated: Cydney Finberg-Roberts of the University of Providence, Kamaile Moody of Montana Tech, Abbey Schwager of Montana Western and Ali Williams of Carroll College.



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