(Editor's note: DCC Athletics release)
GLENDIVE - Dawson Community College freshman Ervianne Cly of Monument Valley, Utah will continue her women's basketball playing career in Arizona, signing with a four-year institution closer to home.
Ervianne will be committing to SAGU (Southwestern Assemblies of God University) American Indian College. It was even more beneficial to commit because it will be a second year start up program who will be joining the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics). American Indian College currently plays in the NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association).
"It brings me great joy to be able to thank you for the outstanding job you all have done with the development of Ervianne Cly," said AIC head coach Ty Wilson. "I thank all of you because it truly does take a village. From the cafeteria staff to the President, everyone plays a part in the development of our student athletes. Coach Lagmay, thanks to you and all of your staff for the hard work you guys have put in and contributed to not just Ervianne, but all of your athletes. We are extremely lucky to bring in Ervianne as a member of our Lady Warrior family but she will also always be a Lady Buc! On behalf of everyone here at SAGU American Indian College, we can't wait to have Ervianne become a part of our community. You can tell everyone how loud I screamed when you called, and accepted our offer."
The 5'10 forward made a decision that this was the best option for her, "I chose to go to AIC because it's just closer to home and I still get to play the game I love. I'd like to thank Coach Lagmay and Coach Wright for the opportunity to play for them this 2019-2020 season. Being a Lady Buc meant so much to me because I was coached by two coaches that knew what it was like to win big. Nothing was easy; however, they kept pushing me to become better. I'd also like to thank my teammates for encouraging me both on and off the court. The memories with them will be cherished. I enjoyed my season here at DCC and I'm excited to use my teachings at AIC."
Dawson is currently 5-5 in conference with a 13-14 overall record. This season, Ervianne has played in 25 games and started 5 of them, averaging 6.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1 steal and shooting 42% from the field. Erv's season high is 23 points and 10 rebounds.
At Monument Valley High School, her honors include being the MVP all four years. In 2017, she led the Utah State high school 1A division in scoring average, was 1st Team All-State and Navajo Nation All-Star 1st Team. In 2018, her accolades continued, being selected 2nd Team All-State, 1st Team All-Tournament, and again Navajo Nation All-Star 1st Team.
"We are really proud to have Erv be a part of our Lady Bucs program," Lagmay said. "She initially was recruited as a walk-on, but soon proved she was more worthy of that once she stepped on campus. She trained hard and played well in scrimmages and some regular season games, and eventually earned a scholarship. I really like Erv and want what is best for her, and this was definitely a great decision for her given the opportunity to lead a program into the prestige of the NAIA. She will be missed next year by her Dawson family."