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UMW women’s basketball announces another standout signing

University of Montana Western head women’s basketball coach Lindsay Woolley announced the signing of Helena, Mont., senior Callie Kanthack to a Frontier Conference/NAIA letter of intent.


Callie-KanthaksKanthack is a very athletic addition to the Bulldog team. She was voted to the 2013 All-Conference basketball team as well as her team captain. She led the Bengals in scoring, assists and steals her junior year. Callie will be a four-year basketball letter winner for Helena High School. To go along with her basketball achievements she has lettered every year in soccer and has been voted to the All-State team following her first three seasons. In 2012 she was voted the NSCAA Montana Female Soccer Player of the Year, 2013 AA Player of the Year as she has led the western conference in scoring for three consecutive seasons. In addition to the court and field she has also garnered attention on the track. She has lettered her entire high school career and was voted All-State her all three years as well. In 2013 she placed second in the 200 meter dash and third in the 100 meter dash. Her time in the 200 meter sprint is also the school record for Helena High.

“Callie’s work ethic is unmatched,” said her high school coach Eric Peterson. “She only knows one way to play and that is hard. She expects a lot out of herself and her teammates. Callie will be a great addition to the Montana Western basketball program.”

Off the court she has earned a 4.0 GPA each semester and has received an academic letter each year as well. She is a member of the National Honors Society and has earned Academic All-State in each sport during her high school career. She intends to major in social sciences while attending Montana Western. She is the daughter of Chris and Renee Kanthack.

“We are excited Callie chose Montana Western. We needed a point guard in this year’s class and Callie is the one we wanted,” UMW head coach Lindsay Woolley said. “She is a first-rate student and brings tremendous leadership and competitiveness to our program. We couldn’t be more excited to watch her game develop over the next four years.”