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Three UMW women basketball players earn national honors

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the scholar athletes for 2013-14.  The Daktronics-NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete teams have been released and Montana Western's Sammi Bignell, Jenna Banks, and McCall Hasquet have earned this recognition.

The qualifications that a student-athlete must maintain are a minimum 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and have achieved junior academic status.

Sammi-Jump-ShotSammi Bignell is a senior guard from Avon, Montana and a graduate of Helena Capital High School. Following the 2010-11 season she was selected as the Frontier Conference Freshman of the year. Sammi has been a two time selection to the all-conference team and was honorable mention All-American following the 2012-13 season.

Sammi has played in 115 career games as a Bulldog. During the 2012-13 season she scored 482 points which ranks her 8th all-time for points in a season, and is in the top ten all-time in season scoring average. Over her career she has scored more than 1681 points and grabbed 648 rebounds.





Jenna-DribbleShe will graduate in the fall of 2014 with a degree in elementary education.
Jenna Banks is a junior guard from Bozeman, Mont., and a graduate of Bozeman High School. She is a career 77% free-throw shooter in 88 career games. Jenna has averaged six points a game with a career high 19 points this season versus Montana Tech and averages two assists a game.

She is studying biology at Montana Western.




McCallMcCall Hasquet is a sophomore guard from Missoula, Mont., and a graduate of Sentinel High School. During the 2013-14 campaign she scored 200 points and has a career high of 17 points. She is a career 81% free-throw shooter and making better than 33% of her attempts from behind the arc.

She is a secondary education major at UMW.