Selvig's defensive dominance recognized by Big Sky


MISSOULA, Mont. - Several Lady Griz players were honored by the Big Sky Conference's yearly award announcements on Monday and junior Carly Selvig was named the league's Defensive Player of the Year.

Selvig recorded 56 blocked shots during Big Sky play this year which was 17 more than any other player in the league. The junior forward's season average of 2.76 blocks per game ranks 17 th in the nation.

The Glendive, Montana native's dominance down low was a big factor in the Lady Griz allowing just 64 points per game during conference play, which was the second best mark in the Big Sky.

Other Montana players honored on Monday included Kellie Cole (1 st team All-Big Sky), Jordan Sullivan (2 nd team All-Big Sky) and Torry Hill (honorable mention).

North Dakota's Madi Buck was named MVP of the Big Sky Conference.

Big Sky All-Conference Team


Player, School

Year Position Hometown Madi Buck, North Dakota (MVP) Sr. Forward Bismarck, N.D. Lexie Nelson, Eastern Washington Jr. Guard Butte, Mont. Lindsey Reed, Idaho State Sr. Guard Kingman, Ariz. Kellie Cole, Montana Jr. Guard Bozeman, Mont. Amanda Frost, Northern Arizona Sr. Guard Riverside, Calif. Hailey Mandelko, Southern Utah Jr. Guard Lexington, Neb.

Second Team

Player, School Year Postion Hometown Jordan Sullivan, Montana Sr. Forward Sidney, Mont. Ashley Brumwell, Montana State Sr. Forward Hamilton, Mont. Mia Loyd, North Dakota So. Forward Minneapolis, Minn. Stephanie Lee, Northern Colorado Jr. Center Casper, Wyo. Lori Parkinson, Southern Utah So. Forward West Valley, Utah

Honorable mention: Hayley Hodgins (EWU); Jessica Tingey (ISU); Torry Hill (UM); Jasmine Hommes (MSU); Erikka Banks (NAU); Emily Easom (PSU); Fantasia Hilliard (SAC) and Amanda Hughes (WEBER).