(Editor's note: Rocky Mountain College media releases)
BILLINGS -- Rocky Mountain College women's basketball coach Wes Keller announced the signings of Grace Estrada of Yucaipa, California, and Adonica Baca-Martinez.
Estrada, a 5-foot-7 guard, averaged 15 points, seven rebounds, six assists and four steals per game this season for the Thunderbirds, earning her most valuable player of the Citrus Belt League as well as first-team all-league honors.
“Grace is an athletic lefty who can do a little bit of everything on the court,” Keller said. “She comes from a very successful program, where she was a leader and top performer. Grace truly loves the game and has a great work ethic and we are excited to see how she develops.”
Estrada plans to study biology and pre-medicine at Rocky and will enroll with a 4.17 GPA. She is the daughter of Paul and Shanna Estrada.
“I chose Rocky because I believe that the beautiful location, helpful faculty and coaches, and the pre-med program will help me achieve my future goals," Estrada said.
Originally from Sante Fe, New Mexico, Baca-Martinez, a 5-7 guard, is transferring from Trinidad State Junior College in Colorado, where she averaged 15 points, five rebounds and two steals per game for the Trojans this season. As a sophomore, Baca-Martinez shot 80 percent from the free throw line and connected on 66 3-point shots.
“Adonica is a proven scorer at the collegiate level, has great shooting range and can get to the basket and finish,” Keller said. “She is a high-character addition to our program. She plays hard at both ends and will do whatever it takes to help the team succeed. We look forward to having her on campus this fall.”
Baca-Martinez plans to study biology and intends to enter Rocky’s Physician Assistant program upon graduation. She enters Rocky with a 3.5 GPA and is the daughter of Diego Baca and Athena Martinez
“In the little time that I’ve known the women’s basketball coaching staff, they have made me feel welcome and excited since Day 1," Baca-Martinez said. "I felt that this was the best decision for me both academically and athletically."