UMW News BureauUniversity of Montana Western head women’s basketball coach Cara Cocchiarella announced the signing of Kebra Kallstrom, a 5’11” forward from Cokeville, Wyo., to a Frontier Conference/NAIA letter of intent. By Brett Morehouse University of Montana Western head women’s basketball coach Cara Cocchiarella announced the signing of Kebra Kallstrom, a 5’11” forward from Cokeville, Wyo., to a Frontier Conference/NAIA letter of intent. Kallstrom transfers to Montana Western from Gillette College in Gillette, Wyo. and will have two years of eligibility remaining. “Kebra is a hard worker with a great attitude,” stated Cocchiarella. “She is strong and athletic and has seen success in both high school and college athletics. We are looking forward to adding Kebra to our roster as both a student and an athlete. She is involved with her community and her passion for competition will help her to contribute to this program both on and off the court.” Kallstrom is a 2009 graduate of Cokeville High School where she was a member of many different clubs including Yearbook, Newspaper, Broadcasting and Pep Club. She served as class president in 2009 and also participated in Junior Legislature. As a high school athlete she lettered in volleyball, basketball and track. Kallstrom was a two-time Class 1A champion in the discus in addition to being a state champion in the shot put. A three year starter in volleyball, she led her team to a state championship in 2008. In 2009, Kallstrom was selected to play in the Montana-Wyoming Basketball Series after being named the 1A Southwestern Player of the Year. Following her career at Cokeville High School Kallstrom was recruited to play at Gillette College and was a member of the school’s inaugural women’s basketball team. After going 12-18 during her freshman year, Kallstrom helped lead the Pronghorns to a 19-11 finish during the 2010-2011 season. Kallstrom is the daughter of Jeff and Denise Kallstrom and plans to major in elementary education.
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