Editor's note: Brandon Brown was selected as the Frontier Conference Player of the Year. As the University of Montana Western men’s basketball team seeks to head for the Frontier Conference championship game and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) national tournament for the second year in a row, a humble but determined leader is forging the way.
Two University of Montana Western seniors are leading examples of academic and athletic success.
Three years ago, Cody Thueringer transferred to the University of Montana Western and the Bulldog varsity basketball team after playing basketball one year at Highline Community College in Seattle, Wash.
As University of Montana Western’s Chris Wells suits up for the Bulldogs’ first 2010 football game against rival Montana Tech, the trials and stress of his busy life will fade as he walks to the field.
A winner of multiple athletic awards and international volleyball experience as well as a business education major with a focus on special education, Theresa Bennett is a standout athlete and student.
Montana Western's Kristen Luedtke and Terry Hauser rise to the challenge demanded of college student athletes.