Tech signs Red Lodge VB star

Montana Tech head volleyball coach Brian Solomon announced the first signee of the 2013 class. Bailie Cortner from Red Lodge committed to attend Tech and play volleyball next fall for the Diggers.

Cortner, a 6-foot-2 middle hitter from Red Lodge High School, helped her team finish as the Class B state runner up this past season.  In 2011, Cortner was named first team All-Conference for Absorakee High School, which played into the second round of the state tournament.

“Bailie is a great fit for Tech academically with her interests in mining engineering, and she will be a great asset in the front row,” Solomon said.

“Most of Baillie’s experience comes playing in the middle, but she also has hit and played in all positions. Her size and athleticism will be a big lift for us blocking and hitting, as well as opening up more options with our roster,” Solomon added.

Cortner will join the Tech volleyball program that looks to build on a turnaround season. The team finished 18-11 and 8-8 in the Frontier conference. Additionally, Solomon was named Frontier Coach of the Year and the Lady Diggers received numerous conference awards.

Daughter of Rebecca and Ty Cortner, Bailie has an older brother Tobias and twin sisters Zoe and Portia.  Bailie will major in mining engineering.

— Montana Tech Sports Information