(Editor's note: DCC Athletics release)
GLENDIVE -- Roxanne Keefer, a 5-foot-11 senior forward at Forsyth High School, has officially signed her NJCAA National Letter of Intent to attend Dawson Community College and play for the Lady Buccaneers basketball program.
Forsyth was recently crowned Montana Class B co-state champion. The Dogies finished 22-4 and 14-2 in conference repeating as league champs.
"I chose Dawson because of the small-town atmosphere," said Keefer. "I like that Glendive is close to home but far enough that I will experience new things. I am excited to be able to continue playing basketball at the next level."
Keefer averaged eight points, eight rebounds and shot 70 percent from the free throw line this season. She was named first-team all-conference her junior and senior years.
"Where do I begin? From the day I met Roxanne, you could feel comfort and a sense of control on the floor when she was out there," recalled Forysth head coach Rian Pinkerton. "Her leadership on the floor has been the silence of our storm, leading us to a divisional entrance three years ago, to a state appearance last season and a championship in 2020. She has carried a level of confidence for the team that led us into safety when she has been put on the line. Roxanne has been an incredible leader to those on and off the floor. She will be missed by the Dogie family and I believe she will do good things for Dawson Community College. Words cannot express my excitement towards Keefer's achievements and decisions. She will be a great addition to Dawson."
Keefer also received the team's sportsmanship award in 2020. At the district tournament, she was honored with a star quilt. Keefer also succeeded as a state participant in tennis for three years. Her team was the divisional champion in 2018.
"We're excited to have a winner in our program," said DCC women's head coach Romeo Lagmay, Jr. "Roxanne has had a successful high school career and played a major role in the Dogies accomplishments. She has a solid IQ for the game. We like her mid-range shooting as well as holding her own in the paint. Roxanne will be a good addition to our culture under the guidance she had from coach Pinkerton."