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Montana Tech women’s basketball tabs transfer

Posted at 2:55 PM, Apr 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 15:55:45-04

(Note: Montana Tech media release)

BUTTE — Montana Tech head women’s basketball coach Carly Sanon announced the addition of NCAA Division II transfer Keelie Lawler. Lawler committed to playing for the Orediggers next season with three years of eligibility left.

Lawler, a 5-foot-10 guard from Rathdrum, Idaho, played for Western State Colorado University last season. She started seven of 15 appearances, averaging 5.9 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists a game.

“We are excited Keelie is going to be an Oredigger. She is the perfect fit at Montana Tech,” said Sanon. “She is a great student, very talented basketball player and a well-rounded person. Keelie is a knock down shooter and can score from anywhere on the court.”

While attending Timberlake High School, Lawler helped lead the Tigers to back-to-back state championships in 2016 and 2017. Lawler is a four-time all-state selection, two-time all-league selection and two-time league MVP. She was named the 2017 North Idaho Female Athlete of the Year.

Lawler was also an all-league selection in soccer, cross country and twice in track and field.

Lawler, the valedictorian at Timberlake, plans on pursuing a degree in Data Science.

“I chose Tech because of the incredible coaching staff, the dedicated and hard-working team, and the unbelievable education,” said Lawler. “When I visited Tech, it all felt right to me, it was like I was home.”