(Editor's note: Montana State-Northern media release)
HAVRE -- Montana State University-Northern women's basketball coach Chris Mouat has announced the signing of Dulci SkunkCap to join the program in the fall. SkunkCap is a 5-foot-9 guard from Browning High School, where she recently completed a highly successful career.
As a senior, SkunkCap earned all-state and first-team all-conference honors as well as being named the Northwestern A MVP. She was also a first-team all-conference selection as a junior, and a second-team all-conference pick as a sophomore. The three-year varsity player was also a first-team all-tournament selection at the 2018 Western A divisional tournament in Butte, where she helped the Lady Indians to a runner-up finish.
SkunkCap helped her teams earn Class A state tournament bids in 2018, 2019 and 2020. She was the team's "Miss Defense" in 2018, a two-year team captain, and led the team in assists and steals as both a junior and senior. As a senior, she averaged 12 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 2.7 steals per game. Her 3.4 assists were good for fourth in all of Class A girls basketball. She ranked in the top 10 in six statistical categories in the Northwest A and was in the top five in four categories in 2019-20. For her career, she scored more than 500 total points, and her teams were a combined 28-2 in Northwest A competition.
"Dulci is a great addition to our program" said Mouat. "She has good length, sees the floor very well, and has a good all-around game. She can really get to the rim and has the ability to be very explosive. I like the fact that she can play a number of positions on the floor and love her competitiveness. She comes from a basketball family and a strong program in Browning."
A two-sport standout, SkunkCap was also a two-time all-conference honorable mention selection as a middle and outside hitter in volleyball. A two-time team captain and team MVP, she led Browning in blocks and kills for two straight seasons.
"Dulci does a great job, both on the court and off," Mouat added. "She is an excellent student and a strong addition for us. I think she has a ton of potential and room for growth at the college level. We are looking forward to having her in a Skylight uniform and being a part of the Northern family."
Dulci is the daughter of Gayle and Kitty SkunkCap. She carries a 3.9 grade-point average and plans on majoring in health promotion or biology and hopes to later attend physical therapy school.