Former Winnett standout Brynn Jolma signs with Dawson CC

Posted at 3:42 PM, Feb 20, 2020

(DCC release)

GLENDIVE - During last summer's recruiting, Dawson Community College Head Women's Basketball Coach Romeo Lagmay, Jr. sought after a post presence in Brynn Jolma from Winnett High School. Jolma was somewhat interested, but declined Coach Lagmay's offer, and enrolled at Montana State University Billings, joining the track and field team.

Fast forward towards the end of winter 2020, and Coach Lagmay receives a mysterious text from a prospect who wants to continue playing basketball. Coach Lagmay is reminded that 6'0 Brynn Jolma is the prospect who would like another shot at playing basketball, and if he is interested, Jolma is too. Well, it didn't take Coach Lagmay long to make a decision about her. Coach Lagmay was ecstatic about his latest signee, "I really didn't know who was texting until I asked the famous phrase 'who is this?' I realized it was Brynn wanting to return to action on the hardwood. She's a heck of an athlete, and she brings a powerful presence to our post play. I can't wait for her to be on campus, and help us compete for a conference championship. Her grades are impeccable, and it will definitely keep DCC women's basketball among the top in the nation academically."

From her high school freshman through senior seasons, Brynn was awarded numerous awards. As a sophomore, she was selected All-Conference Honorable Mention. Her junior was an exciting one, where Winnett finished 2nd in Districts, 1st in Divisionals and 2nd at State. During that season, Brynn was voted Second Team All-Conference and Second Team in the State Tournament. As co-captain of her team as a senior in 2018-19, she was voted First Team All-Conference. Also her senior season, she was selected to play in the HIT Classic in Havre, and was part of the first ever Class C team to win the Treasure State Classic Tournament in Billings. She averaged 11 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block and shot 82% on free throws that season.

Brynn also excelled in other sports at Winnett. She was co-captain as a junior and senior for the cross country team. In track and field, she set the shot put record by throwing 34' 1 ¾". Academically, Brynn was valedictorian of her class, holding a 4.0 GPA. She continues to earn high academic marks, as she made the honor roll at MSUB last semester, still carrying a 4.0.
Brynn said, "I chose Dawson because I will be able to keep earning credits towards my degree while also playing basketball for a great program. I'm looking forward to the atmosphere and the community at Dawson in both academics and athletics."