(Editor's note: DCC Athletics release)
GLENDIVE - Point guard Kitawna Little Light of Pryor has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for NAIA bound Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) American Indian College in Phoenix, Arizona. SAGU American Indian College currently plays in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) but will play independently next year in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
"My time here at DCC was quite the journey, but a journey that paid off for my future," said Little Light. "I loved it here, and I am going to miss the community and staff that I've made a bond with. But I am very excited to be able to continue my education and basketball career at AIC," said Little Light.
Little Light was a former 2018 All-State player at Plenty Coups High School. In her senior year, she was team captain, MVP and First Team All-Conference. She was team MVP her junior year as well.
"Kitawna loves the game of basketball, and I am so glad that she will continue her career at the next level as a student and an athlete," said DCC women's coach Romeo Lagmay. "I'm going to miss her, and I tip my hat to her staying the course, as she has had a rough patch during her journey as a person. Buc Nation will miss her. American Indian College will be getting one heck of a shooter."
Little Light walked on at DCC (15-17) but later earned a scholarship. As a freshman, she started 20 games for the Lady Buccaneers and averaged seven points, three rebounds and two assists, while shooting 33% from the 3-point line. That year, the Lady Bucs went 18-14 overall.
This season, she took a hiatus in the fall to focus on volleyball. After volleyball season, she realized she missed playing hoops and rejoined the team.
Once again she made her presence known in one of her first games back. Against Sheridan College she made 3 of 4 from three-point land and scored 11 points. Dawson defeated Sheridan in overtime 63-60. Her highest game as a freshman was 24 points, shooting 75% from the field in a win against Rocky Mountain College JV on December 9, 2018. She also made 5 of 7 three-pointers against Rocky JV earlier on November 21, 2018. Her highest assists in a game came when DCC defeated the Eastern Montana All-Stars where she had a total of 7.