(MSU Billings release)
BILLINGS -- Montana State University Billings women’s basketball head coach Kevin Woodin has announced Dyauni Boyce has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the program in 2020-21. Boyce, from Winifred, is capable of playing both guard and forward and joins Kortney Nelson (Scobey) as the second offseason signing for the team.
“Dyauni Boyce is an outstanding student-athlete,” Woodin said. “Coach (Alisha) Breen and I were very impressed with her fundamentals and physicality during our basketball camp last summer. Dyauni is also a great leader for her school and we liked how she excelled in multiple sports (with the Roy-Winifred co-op). Her Outlaw teams have been very successful at the state level and she knows how to win. We look forward to coaching Dyauni at MSUB.”
Boyce won five letters in basketball and four letters in volleyball in her time at Roy-Winifred. She was named basketball all-conference four times, all-state three times, and basketball academic all-state five times. In addition, Boyce led her team in rebounds four times and was awarded team most valuable player three times, as well as most improved player twice.
Boyce possesses leadership qualities and was team captain in both basketball and volleyball multiple years. As a junior, she recorded a season-high 28 points and shot 46 percent from the field, including 36 percent from 3-point range. Overall, Boyce averaged 20 points per game, 12 rebounds, three steals, and three assists. She helped her team win the Northern C divisional tournament and placed second in the Class C state tournament.
When she graduates from high school this spring, she plans to pursue an education degree toward becoming an elementary educator. Boyce is 5 feet, 11 inches.
Boyce on choosing MSUB: “I’m excited to be a Yellowjacket next fall. I attended basketball camp at MSUB this summer and got to know the coaches and a few players. I really liked the positive atmosphere and competitiveness of the program.”
The Yellowjackets continue to cultivate homegrown talent and currently have 12 Montana natives on their roster of 15. So far in 2019-20, the ‘Jackets are 5-5. They play Dickinson State next on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Alterowitz Gymnasium.